The internet is a dumbass place sometimes.
I have a teensy weensy Twitter account that I hardly use for anything except a real-time news feed from some local sources (can’t beat it for weather and traffic) and very sporadic exchanges with elite Netheads like Azahar.
My friend Zeus just joined Twitter on somewhat the same principle, and I noticed he had protected his tweets. Invitation only, like an Embassy party. I didn’t know you had that option, but the next “Zelda Blortch is now following you” e-mail I got from Twitter Central pushed me over the line. The last three Zelda Blortches that have done that have been apparent bimboes with strings of numbers in their Twittername who think it’s cute to transpose letters in half the words of their stunningly inane and inconsequential Tweets about hot guys and shopping trips. What interest they could have in following me, much less 1200 other people, I don’t know, unless it’s some sort of gravely convoluted spamming scheme.