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thenextweb:

This practice on Twitter has been existed for quite some time: according to a recent study by Barracuda Labs, the earliest known fake Twitter account dates back to January 15th, 2007 (@krails). Since then, there has been quite the pileup, as the study found at least 11,283 Twitter users that have purchased more than 72k fake followers. That’s big business for “dealers,” who can make “as much as $800/day for 7 weeks of selling followings if they can control 20,000 fake accounts.”
More nuggets:

The average price of buying 1000 followers is $18
There are 20 eBay sellers and 58 websites (within top 100 returns of searching “buy twitter followers” in Google) where people can buy (fake) followers
53% of Abusers (those users who bought followers) have 4,000-26,000 followers
The average number of following for a fake account is 1,799

(via Study: Tens of Thousands Have Purchased Fake Twitter Followers)

thenextweb:

This practice on Twitter has been existed for quite some time: according to a recent study by Barracuda Labs, the earliest known fake Twitter account dates back to January 15th, 2007 (@krails). Since then, there has been quite the pileup, as the study found at least 11,283 Twitter users that have purchased more than 72k fake followers. That’s big business for “dealers,” who can make “as much as $800/day for 7 weeks of selling followings if they can control 20,000 fake accounts.”

More nuggets:

  • The average price of buying 1000 followers is $18
  • There are 20 eBay sellers and 58 websites (within top 100 returns of searching “buy twitter followers” in Google) where people can buy (fake) followers
  • 53% of Abusers (those users who bought followers) have 4,000-26,000 followers
  • The average number of following for a fake account is 1,799

(via Study: Tens of Thousands Have Purchased Fake Twitter Followers)

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    This is frustrating to try to explain to clients
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    As someone who will likely be judged on my follower count in job interviews, I find this infuriating.
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    I can’t fathom why people bother with this practice!
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    Buying influence, literally.
  17. immers85 said: That’s low if you have to buy followers
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