The point folks is that the numbers are meaningless. There isn't a great deal of substance to them. Don't focus on the counter, focus on the people and the relationships you form. There in lies the treasure.
Use the tool to build relationships, friendships, new loves whatever you can dream of. If what you are after is a count, then you are missing the point of a social network.
Its not how many followers you have that measure you, what you share or how you are received. The real measure is how many lives you can touch or be touched by.
Well written by +David Bowden https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/RiAfMkpibWo