Is the person I’m following bringing any real value to me? The million dollar question. It’s very easy to follow someone just because everyone else is, or because you they have a job that gives the assumption that their tweets will be useful. Often this couldn’t be further from the truth.
- Is the person I’m following tweeting unique information and links or are they mainly retweeting stuff I’m already getting from other sources?
- Does the person I’m following follow me and if they do, do they ever communicate with me or retweet what I put out there?
Ramskill has some very good advice. Twitter should be fun, and not taken too seriously (unless you are handling customer relations on Twitter).
For my part I don't really follow any one person. I follow almost everyone in the Potomac region who works in technology. I am interested in the stream of coversation rather than individual people.