Twitter — how do you rate?

According to Twitter’s Evan Weaver the average user has 126 followers:

Since, on average, each user has 126 followers, it means there are 126 messages placed in the queue for each tweet. Beside that, there are times when the traffic peaks, as it was during Obama’s inauguration when it reached 300 tweets/second or >35,000 messages into the queue, 3 times the normal traffic at that time.

I’m currently standing at 32 followers, many of whom are completely alien to me. How do they know who I am? Why do they want to follow me?

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