tl;dr: I can't follow more than 2700 people on Twitter. I currently have 2480 followers. What am I doing wrong? How do I fix this? The details: I have been using TweetAttacks to build up a Twitter following over the past 1-2 months. I've been cautious about following people to avoid a ban, and had been following/unfollowing 200-250 people a day up until I hit this limit. I had heard about the official 2000 following limit, but managed to snag 2000 followers to get past it without any problems. Once I got past that magic number of 2000 followers, I started having trouble. I could only add a hundred people or less (usually less) before getting the "You've reached the maximum limit" message. Today, I was only able to add 26 followers. 26! For reference, my exact numbers are 2732 following, 2484 followers (yes, I know I should unfollow some people, but I use the TweetAttacks default two-day wait period before unfollowing them). What am I doing wrong? I see average people, i.e. non-celebrities and non-businesses, who follow tens of thousands of people and have tens of thousands of followers. How do they accomplish this without hitting limits? How can I get past this damn limit? How can I build up a Twitter following quickly? I'm not looking for bot suggestions or "how to get followers guides"; it's just that at this current rate, it's going to take several weeks to add another thousand people and I'd like to avoid this.