Tech The Fakery Behind All Those Huge Twitter Follower Numbers

Published on September 3rd, 2012 | by Steven Hodson

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The Fakery Behind All Those Huge Twitter Follower Numbers [Infographic]





The Fakery Behind All Those Huge Twitter Follower Numbers

Well color me surprised. It seems that not all those thousands and in some cases millions of followers on Twitter are  <gasp> real people, the question is Рjust how bad is the number of fake accounts on Twitter.

This is the question that the folks at Social Selling University wanted to find out and with the help of the team at NowSourcing bring some light onto the situation with a handy dandy infographic; but here’s one factoid to give you an idea of how prevalent this problem is on Twitter. Chances are you are more likely to interact with a fake Twitter account than a real one and those odds increase ¬†with both your popularity and the one’s you are following.

via Bit Rebels

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Steven has been around the tech world long enough to see most of the stuff we think of cool happen before which leads to a certain bit of cynicism that has contributed to him being known as the cranky old fart of the Internet. Besides sharing some of the goodness that he finds with you here at 42x you can also find him curating some digital goodness at Winextra (tech type stuff) and Rotten Gumdrops (for your daily dose of WTF).



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