Now that I have just about every popular social network profile under the sun, I wanted to share an observation: Having a social network is not just a popularity contest.
Sure, the younger you are, the more you may want to be liked and show-off your popularity – that’s part of the reason why MySpace has become so popular. Once you get out into the real world (boy do I sound like my parents), you’ll realize that life is not always about “he who has the most friends wins.”
Take a look at where popularity works and where it doesn’t.
Twitter – there’s no harm in letting countless numbers follow your Tweets, but do you really need to follow the micro-updates of people you don’t know?