If you’ve got a Twitter account, chances are you’re at least a little bit interested in how many people are following you on the service. It’s nice to see that old follower number climb over time (you can follow me @emily BTW), and it’s also easy to get discouraged when you tweet something an immediately lose a handful (or a boatload) of followers.

There’s definitely a psychology behind our Twitter habits, and the guys at WhiteFireSEO created this infographic to display a little bit of it.

Did you know:

  • 80% of those with over 500 followers would rather follow a focused account?
  • 36 tweets a day is considered “oversharing” by most
  • 66% of people unfollow others because they’re tweeting too much

Check out the infographic below for some more Twitter psychology, and tell us what you think in the comments!