I just thought of a new metric: followers per tweet. I’m at about 0.43, which is pretty middle of the road. I see some people who are flirting with the 0.1 mark. At the other end of the scale I see some some who are at 3.0 or better. Not too surprisingly, the first group are disproportionately likely to end up on my “whale-jumpers” list which I check less often, and a similarly disproportionate number of my favorite tweeple seem to be in the second group. I could therefore expect to improve the “quality” of my own personal Twitter stream by checking this ratio for people I’m thinking of following . . . and you could do the same for your own personal stream as well.

BTW, if you want to help me pump up my own ratio, I’m @Obdurodon. ;)