According to the twitter attacks author. He recommends the following. Does this sound like sound advice or has anybody been banned and still followed these guidlines? And if you did get banned did you do something like tweet too much? For newly created accounts, I only follow 200-400 per day until I reach 700 followers. If you want to follow on the 1st day, just follow around 50-150. After 700 followers, make it 300-500 a day until you reach 1000 Then 400-600 until I reach 2000. When I have 2000 followers, I do follow 900 - 1000 a day.