Good back hand slap to the Obama Administration if correct.
I realized with Twitter, as an active user, that the follower count was useless. No one really looks at the posts of hundreds or thousand of follower tweets.
My 'theory of the case' is to use Twitter and reach the target audience by way of topic using hash tags. I've avoided following entirely-- save for military-terror info and one blond.
Even Twitter is starting to advise users to be more discerning in their following/follower use.
Twitter is a fine platform and will be alive long after Facebook joins Friendster but using it is a skill.