elloologist survey: on what grounds do you judge someone before following them? consider the manner in which you are introduced to their profile in your response.
to illustrate: when i am looking through a list of who someone follows, i judge by post count, then use holistic methods to determine if their #numbers (post count, following, followers, loves) "make sense," that is, how many of their followers are likely to be genuine, are they active or passive participants, is there a certain.. authenticity to them as people, do their follows seem genuine, et cetera. from there it is largely based on how i am feeling that day.
[please note that though i am a licensed elloologist, my status as such was received for a flat fee from an online service. i get them in 12-packs because my license gets revoked all the time.]