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Posts Tagged ‘Bots’

Fake Follower Check: How Many Of Celebrities’ Twitter Followers Are Real?

We’ve written before about the nefarious concept of fake Twitter followers.

It’s surprisingly easy for anyone to get 10,000 Twitter followers in a matter of days, simply by signing up on a website like Fake Followers, then watching their follower count explode.

Ridiculous, right? And certainly in conflict with Twitter’s Rules. But, truth be told, some Twitterers, particularly of the celebrity variety like the newly anointed Twitter king Justin Bieber and left-in-his-dust Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, amass fake followers without knowing it.

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This App Tells You How Many Of Your Followers Are Fake

Think you might be followed by some not-so-legit Twitter accounts? There’s a new app that will tell you how many of your followers are fakes – or bots – and how many are living, breathing people eagerly awaiting your next pearls of wisdom.
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Are Twitter Bots More Social Than You?

You might see them as annoying, distasteful, uncouth or exasperating, but Twitter bots are evolving. A new breed of bot can make connections between humans and grow its follower count more quickly than some Twitter newbies, having ditched the auto-tweets that try to sell you $89 iPads.
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41% of Canadian Politician’s Loyal Followers may Actually be Bots

With the Canadian election in full swing, we’re seeing more and more political analysis of Twitter in the great white north. And while some (mainly the leaders themselves, as they go full throttle into campaign mode) claim that large Twitter followings mean more support for a party or leader, new research from Dalhousie University says this isn’t necessarily so.
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