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Who Tweeted? The Appearance Of Social Media

The appearance of social media is sometimes deceiving. This is becoming big news for sites like Facebook and Twitter.

How Many Of Your Followers Are Fake?

Did you know that at least 11,283 Twitter users have purchased more than 72,000 fake followers?

The number of live humans following you on Twitter might be significantly lower than your profile’s “followers” number states. This Infographic below shows that many celebrities and politicians on Twitter — often with millions of followers — typically have more than 30% fake followers.


So, what’s a fake follower? It could be a bot or someone who created a Twitter account, followed some people and is no longer active. There’s a lot of faking taking place on sites like Twitter and Facebook. Anyone can buy Twitter followers using one of the many services that promises active followers for around $1,000.


This Infographic goes through the first fake account on Twitter to how companies, celebrities and Presidential candidates are under the microscope.

Social Selling University shows some key figures and companies that have fake or inactive followers, plus how much companies are charging to boost Twitter followings.

39% of @facebook followers are fake

32% of @espn followers are fake 

27% of @youtube followers are fake 

How many of your followers are fake? Find out with this tool – Fakers, that shows you how many of your followers are “fake,” “inactive” or “good,” has pushed this issue into the spotlight. With this tool, anyone can find out how many of their followers are legit and how many are fake.


By Koka Sexton.

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