I have a Twitter feed that I update very rarely (though MoJo makes it look a little more active than it is by automatically creating a new tweet every time I publish a blog post). Normally, I get maybe one or two new followers per day, but every once in a while I get a mini-storm of new follow requests. This weekend, for example, I suddenly got several dozen for no apparent reason. Why does this happen?
POSTSCRIPT: OK, I have it. After several minutes of arduous research, it seems that at 6:16 pm on Saturday Matt Yglesias tweeted about my Matt Taibbi post. At 6:17 pm I got a follow request, and over the next five hours I got 32 more. So apparently Matt is the instigator here.
Anyway, my Twitter feed is at http://twitter.com/kdrum for anyone interested in following it. But bewarned: I still don't post much on it.