Well, just for fun the other day I was looking at the top Twitterers by City and Country and at first glance noticed that there seemed to be a bit of a difference between Followers and Following (in Twitter terms) between “New York” and “London” as expressed in ratios. It struck me that it seemed to be significant, so rather than guessing, I got out the trusty calculator and did the numbers, and as we know in the Twitter world that its good practice (manners) that if you are followed you follow back, and the ideal ratio is 1 to 1 with a bad number being anything approaching zero.
So which City doesn’t follow back and the numbers are surprising with the top 25 for London and New York being used for the calculations (figures obtained from Twitterholic)
Followers Following Followers Following
1,749,398 133,582 647,915 147,089
So the ratio for “following to followers” has London only following back 76 to every 1000 followers (o.o76), with New York following back 227 to every 1000 followers (0.227)
So in summary “Londons” manners in twitter terms are 3 times worse than “New York” (it follows back 3 times less than New York)
Has the mother country lost its manners and why?