Who doesn’t want more followers on twitter? Every one should want more of them, especially if they are reasonably active on twitter. It’s nice to know that people want to listen to what you have to say; it massages your ego and makes you feel important when you are not a celebrity. So if you are a normal person, you usually work hard to earn followers.
But what if the tweeter (barely) is a celebrity? They cheat. Yes, cheat. Who has time really to work hard to earn these followers? Some just buy twitter followers. Not that they won’t have good number of them anyway, but they always want more, more and more of them. It makes them feel more privileged and gives them some sort of prestige – against each other.