I was trying to avoid these top social media sites because i knew if i get into them i'll be buried unknowingly. I was getting so many invites in my email to join them referred by my friends. Then i wanted to give it a go and joined them. Then i started to be involved with them more and more.
With the twitter i tried to gain some followers on the first few days then i totally stopped it. Then again after few months i became more involved and started to watch the followers list grow & grow and follow back them plus follow the ones suggested by twitter. So when i am writing this i am following 1280 twitterers and my followers counts 731. When it crossed 500 it felt so good and waiting to see how i'll feel when it crosses 1000 and thats not too far away if i am actively participating in the tweets.