Want more Twitter followers? Researchers actually sat down to figure out what it takes (How sad is that?)

The team studied for 15 months around 500 Twitter users. They gauged the tweets for positives or negatives including emotional terms, common acronyms like LOL, slang, swear words, and even emoticons.

So what did they find? Those who had easily readable and informative tweets had more followers. This includes cheerful messages and re-tweeted news items.

If you are a person who tweets about their daily drive to work, what their eating for dinner, or anything else seems egotistical - Don't expect to have a lot of followers.

It took researchers to figure this out? Talk about a waste of money on studying how to get more followers on social media.