I’m new to Twitter. And by “new,” I mean that I’ve been playing with the service for a few months, but only recently started actually having conversations. I have a feeling that a great deal of my followers only followed me because I followed them. A few days ago, I had a brief conversation with @jongos regarding aid, development, and corruption. He quoted me on Appfrica, and at least a dozen people have followed me since.
I’ve also noticed that Twitterers (tweeters?) are quick to respond when I ask questions and reply to their comments, no matter how A-List they may or may not be. Lessons learned? Stop pretending like I’m back in high school and too shy to talk to the popular guys at a school dance! People love to talk!