Even though it seems everyone and their mother is on Twitter (literally, my mother is on Twitter), a recent study found that the majority of Twitter users sign up but never type a tweet or get followers.Hubspot found that 54.9 percent of users have never tweeted (out of 4.5 million Twitter accounts), leaving empty profiles, placeholders for people who signed up on a whim, only to lose steam with the whole tweeting thing.
I get why this happens — the deluge of Twitter over the last few months has brought the site mainstream awareness if not success, but once there, many people don't "get" it. Take my mom, who, last month called me to ask what this Twitter thing is and does she need to be on it? This is a niche product that's been catapulted into the spotlight.
Anyway, I've started many profiles on new social networks that I don't really get into or keep up with, so I understand. Tell me, have you ever started a profile on Twitter or another network, but abandoned it?
(Oh, and maybe you should delete those profiles, lest some lonely dude tries to sue you.)