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CHART OF THE DAY: Twitter Pulls The Plug On Spammers; I Lose 7% Of My Network

Good news: Twitter has finally taken heed of millions of irritated users and hit the off switch on thousands of spam accounts.

The impact on my own network was pretty sizeable – all-told, I’ve lost 246 followers overnight.

CHART OF THE DAY: Twitter Pulls The Plug On Spammers; I Lose 7% Of My Network

Not all of these were spammers. I’ve been optimising my network all week. I’ve also been unfollowing a lot of folk I never actually followed in the first place, including another fifty or so yesterday. All of them, of course, auto-unfollowed me back.

So, I can only assume that as many as 200 people who were following me were spammers – or at least, were classified by Twitter as such. I guess we’ll never know how many legitimate accounts have now been tarred with the wrong brush.

(I actually got off pretty easy; Mark lost about 13 per cent of his team.)

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