As days and years pass by, people start buying more twitter followers. I’m not mentioning Facebook Likes, because on my previous article i have spoken about it.
Before some years, where people couldn’t buy friends on MySpace you could see real numbers. You can’t fake the applications that show you ‘listening to, read an article ect…
Now, users moved to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media sites. Everybody wants to be popular on the Internet… Everybody… These days conversations in the coffee shops are:
I’ve got 1,000 followers mate
Cool i’ve got 500 followers, but tomorrow i will pay some cash and get another 5,000 followers!
One thing is for sure, the person with 500, 1000 followers has more engagement and response rate rather than somebody with 50,000 followers.
According to recent study by Barracuda Labs, the first twitter fake followers started on January 15th, 2007 @krails. Since then, as the study found there where 11,283 Twitter users that have purchased more than 72 k fake followers. Oh dear that’s a huge number, its a whole new industry! As we read on thenextweb, this can bring them 800 US Dollars per day for 7 weeks of selling of following if they have 20,000 fake accounts.
– 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 who bought followers ) have 4,000 – 26,000 followers
Anyway buying Fake Followers, Likes it’s easy, you can say money talk, numbers talk…to get them, but think what will you get in return?
So back to where it all starts…where will be your engagement? Who will ‘listen’ to you online? You and your fake followers?