Last night this article hit the front page of Digg. Written by Thomas Hardy over at Web Designer Help, it's a showcase on the top 30 web folk to follow on twitter, in which I was included.
I had no idea that the article had been written or that I was in it, so imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to find I'd gained 20+ new followers in the middle of the night!! This is a prime example of how the combination of micro blogging and social bookmarking has become a powerful tool for networking and marketing. It is allowing more and more people to have their say, and is exactly why I love the internet.
I also want to say thanks to Mariess and WollyMittens for enlightening me to the mystery of the midnight followers!