Posts Tagged ‘fake followers’
If you’re impressed by the tens of thousands of followers that “social media guru” who just followed you has amassed, you might want to consider this: up to 30 percent of her followers could be fake.
There’s been a lot of buzz – almost a roar, really – about the number of fake followers on Twitter lately. And it all started with this little app: Fakers by Social People, which calculates how many followers of any Twitter account are inactive and how many are downright fake.
And now this simple app has been updated to pinpoint your Twitter fakers even more precisely than before.
There is a whole seedy underbelly to Twitter that I bet you know nothing about. It’s the shadowy Twitter follower black market: shifty websites and Twitter accounts offering thousands of followers or retweets for just a few dollars a pop.
And here’s another thing you may or may not know: one of the presidential candidates’ Twitter accounts might be a part of this underground Twitter economy.