One of the biggest challenges in finding people on Twitter is sifting through the people that suck at it. Let’s face it, a lot of people (or bots) suck at Twitter and make the overall Twitter-experience a painful one.
There are steps you can follow that will maximize what you get from the service regardless of whether you’re in it for business, for pleasure, or somewhere in between. It’s a challenge to create a Twitter stream that fits your needs, but it’s not impossible. Some opt for the “follow very few approach” to keep their stream as clean as possible; but there are so many things that can be missed by this strategy. If social media is about sharing and discovering, even a personal Twitter account that only wants real engagement from people they know can benefit from branching out a little bit into the darker corners of the Twitterverse.