How Annoying Are You On Twitter?

Have you ever wondered how annoying it was to follow me (or anyone else) on Twitter? Well, now you can find out. A new site call Follow Cost has created a cute little application that will tell you how much it will cost to follow any Twitter user.

The application works by using the Twitter API to figure out how many tweets you do per day and then converting those tweets into milliscoble units to figure out your follow cost. The only thing you need to find out how annoying you are on Twitter is to enter your Twitter user name and hit Enter. This is my result.

How Annoying Will It Be To Follow JohnChowDotCom On Twitter?

Cost of follwing me on Twitter

As you can see from the result, my twittering has increased since the last 100 updates. It will cost you 517.93 milliscobles to follow me on Twitter.

What The Heck is a milliscoble?

A person’s follow cost is calculated in terms of milliscobles, named after technology personality and prolific Twitterer Robert Scoble. One milliscoble is defined as 1/1000th of the average daily Twitter status updates by Robert Scoble as of 10:09 CST September 25, 2008. At that time, Scoble had tweeted 14,319 times in 675 days, for an average tweets per day of 21.21. Thus, one milliscoble is defined as 0.02121 tweets per day. In other words, following me will only be half as annoying as following Robert Scoble. πŸ™‚

How annoying are you to follow on Twitter?


48 thoughts on “How Annoying Are You On Twitter?”

    1. thats a cool application
      one more reason to follow me-follow you on twitter πŸ˜€

      1. Sara says:

        Well, I am not annoying at all on Twitter πŸ™‚ Although, I thought the way you get real traffic is by bugging the hell out of everybody and asking them to be your friend! πŸ™‚

    2. Skyroja says:

      I checked my stats πŸ™‚ I must say that I have long road ahead to achieve John Chow level πŸ™‚

  1. Ian Fernando says:

    I just tried it and ruby on rails error message – boo

    1. Me too. It doesn’t work.

  2. Dave says:

    Nice! I got almost 3 per day (average updates)

  3. Gem says:

    Cool! I think I put out annoying Tweets. Mine is

    average updates: 1.34 per day (62.94 milliscobles)
    last 100 updates: 10.56 per day (498.02 milliscobles)

    1. Study Babes says:

      wtf is a milliscoble

      1. Study Babes says:

        oops, somehow my scrollbar was going fast as hell and i skipped that entire section of the post lol

        1. Study Babes says:

          hey why isnt my gravatar showing :/

          1. I’m glad it is showing now!

  4. Hmm I guess its not that annoying to follow me 5.62/8.19. That might be skewed however since I’ve been out of town a lot over the last few days and haven’t had many tweets.

  5. Tyler Ingram says:

    Wow I’m nuclear follow!!

    http://followcost.com/TylerIngram

    If you’re not following me.. you should be!

  6. Sohail says:

    People are crazy about this thing Thanks GOD i am not πŸ™‚

    1. About Twitter? Well, you’re missing out then.

    2. Ben Pei says:

      Yea.. Twitter is the in thing now man..

    3. Li Weng says:

      You need to use it. There’s money in it.

  7. Raul says:

    I am 3,410 milliscobles (e.g. 3.4 full Scobles). So I am 3.4 times as annoying as Scoble.

  8. i like the wtf part and the question?? i asking the same thing

  9. BusinessX says:

    I might be 1 milliscoble as I don’t know if I have ever tweeted except when I first signed up. I follow but am still figuring out how to leverage Twitter to lead.

    My favorite tweets are Darth Vader, most other Twitters seem very spammy.

  10. Trevor says:

    I’m not using Twitter yet as i’m still not trying to push my website to get traffic yet.

    This is definitely neato. *Favorites*

    1. You are probably one of only 2 people lfet on earth that aren’t using Twitter.

  11. lazy drunk says:

    I am sick of twitter. Forget to use it all the time.

  12. I have no idea what you just said, but I’ll still follow you.

  13. Joe Tech says:

    That’s funny! Mine is 2.56 and 3.02 for my joetech account and my gbradio account (live-tweeting every song played on my radio station) is 47.27 and “inf”. I came in as a “Nuclear follow cost”. Nice!

    1. Joe Tech says:

      After looking again, those are my average update numbers. The gbradio milliscobles came in at 2228.44

  14. Sirko says:

    very nice tool!! but twitter is anyway an black hole for me.
    so, I will follow you!!

  15. Keral Patel says:

    3.71 πŸ˜€ http://followcost.com/keralpatel

    I thought I was already too much annoying but there are many who are more annoying then me.

  16. MLRebecca says:

    This is a cool application. I thought my milliscoble rate would be higher than it is, but thankfully, I’m not quite there. We’re all huge fans of Twitter at MarketLeverage, so I’ll have to pass this around the office. Thanks for posting!

  17. Daniel says:

    Hmm… I’m not the least annoying. That’s not good! (Sits down to update my actions 150 times today!)

  18. Some people are really annoying when they tweet every stupid thing they do.

    1. Twittering are fun and fine as long as they don’t get too excessive.

  19. Jules says:

    Am I the only one that can’t see the “ENTER” button? I use FF, and I tried IE also. Hmmmm

  20. I’m…not sure that programs like these necessarily drive traffic.

  21. Mitch says:

    I’m a nuclear follow also; wow. I’m not sure that’s such a bad thing, though I’m not sure what’s worse. But I’m going to find out.

  22. It can be an extensive procedure to follow an individual that is quite active on Twitter. Curiosity leads one to check for an update, and this is supplemented by the knowledge that the person updates often. Possibly, a tool that bundles the last 5 or 10 lines in Tweeter from an active individual, or a tool with a similar function to this, may be created and used to respond to this.

  23. MelodyN says:

    Twittering are fun and fine as long as they don’t get too excessive..

  24. My average is horrible. I am so lazy when it comes to twittering.

  25. Dfunda says:

    i am new to twitter and i don’t have too much traffic

  26. Li Weng says:

    I’m pretty lazy on twitter too. I guess I should use more automated sequence from Tweet Later.

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