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Create a Twitter Following

There are implications beyond vanity to having a large Twitter fan base.

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This story appears in the March 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Late one night in a hotel, I discovered I hadn't brought a MacBook power supply, and I was leaving early the next morning for a remote location. I posted a message to Twitter, and within 10 minutes, five people offered to bring me a power supply; one delivered it to me within an hour.

This illustrates the practical implications of a large following on Twitter. Here's how to get it:

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