Posts Tagged ‘twitter bots’
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.”
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.
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?