great post similar discussion im currently having with @db, i have also noticed as some of your twitter friends begin to get more popular and you get more followers you start to drift apart.
Look at people like @randfish of seomoz, who were following only 11 until the recent Smx Sydney conference has expanded to 16 followers. You know that these people are experts in their industry of seo but dont rush to follow people just because they followed them.
Following the specialist is better than just following the popular guy.
Originally posted as a comment by thelostagency on Social Media Rockstar using Disqus.