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Are You Following Socialbots On Twitter? [STUDY]

Are You Following Socialbots On Twitter? [STUDY]

Researchers recently let 120 socialbots loose on Twitter. And not only did these bots infiltrate social groups, many of them became quite influential.

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Find Out How Many Of Your Twitter Followers Are Real With TwitterAudit

Find Out How Many Of Your Twitter Followers Are Real With TwitterAudit

How many of your Twitter followers are real?

Up to 5% of Twitter users are fake bot accounts, so there’s a good chance a few of them are following you.

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Anagramatron Bot Finds And Retweets Twitter Anagrams

Ever heard of an anagram? If you need a refresher, it’s a word, phrase, or name formed by rearranging the letters of another.

Think “dormitory: dirty room”; “Clint Eastwood: Old West action”; and “listen:silent.”

Developer Colin Rothfels noticed the frequency of unintentional anagrammatic tweets on Twitter, and developed a bot called Anagramatron that finds and retweets Twitter anagrams.

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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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How Many Of Your Twitter Followers Are Fake? [APP]

When you’re first starting out and trying to build your network on Twitter, seeing new people following you is both rewarding and exciting.

Keep doing the right things and those follower numbers will continue to rise. Pretty soon you’ve got hundreds, and maybe even thousands of people reading your tweets. But are they really? How many of your followers are real, and how many are bots? Or spammers? Or long-abandoned accounts?

Or, even worse… internet marketers?

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