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The Ballad of @Horse_ebooks

Of the accounts that follow me on Twitter, half are spambots. About 15% are companies or organizations whose social media interns found me on a list somewhere, and another 15% are something in between: not definitely bots, but not exactly humans. Whatever they are, they're not "listening" in any meaningful sense. Among the remaining group are some people I like, some people I like a lot, some people I don't know, and a bunch of technology PR professionals who don't really have a choice.

My "Follow" list, in contrast, is cultivated with great care — it’s almost exclusively people I think are funny. But the funniest account I [...]