Over the last couple of months my number of Twitter followers has almost tripled. On some days I get 50-60 new followers. I experimented with using auto-follow, but I ran into two problems. One problem was that I got a lot of spammy, impersonal direct messages. The other problem was that it sometimes looked like I was following adult “actresses.” So I’m back to using the old-fashioned method of checking each new follower email from Twitter and then following back those people that have something interesting to say. What this means though is that it takes me a long time to get through all of the emails (I only look at the Twitter emails after I take care of the real email). So if you recently started following me and I haven’t followed you back yet, please know that it’s not you, it’s me.