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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    "Fake accounts tend to follow a lot of people but have few followers," said Rob Waller, a founder of StatusPeople. "We then combine that with a few other metrics to confirm the account is fake."
    This kind of reasoning hurts my head.... I have only 100 family/ real life friends on it but I'm following (through subscription) about 500-600 different artists/models who I've worked with in the past but don't feel like having them as friends. Does that make my account fake? No. It means "StatusPeople" is pretty stupid.
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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This kind of reasoning hurts my head.... I have only 100 family/ real life friends on it
    You must have an exceedingly large and extended family.

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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Very comical.

    Do you think there is someone in his "marketing department" in charge of social media. You know there is. Can you imagine during their last evaluation..."yah, in the last six months we added 1 million twitter followers." Marketing boss: Great job.

    Ooops, someone is in trouble. Probably not...
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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    I am waiting for somebody to say that even half at 9.4 milion is good and excuse the lying.

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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Quote Originally Posted by Another Lurker View Post
    You must have an exceedingly large and extended family.

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    You should see the family reunions we have in California. My wive's relatives alone make up about 8-10 cars. Mine isn't that big but it's not rare for Sunday dinners at my mom's to have people asking around for parking place.
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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Apparently obama is not as popular as he pretends to be. How pathetic do you have to have to be to fake twitter followers.


    "President Obama's Twitter account has 18.8 million followers -- but more than half of them really don't exist, according to reports.A new Web tool has determined that 70% of Obama's crowd includes "fake followers," The New York Times reports in a story about how Twitter followers can be purchased."


    Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers
    well we do know he has MILLIONS OF TWITS supporting him

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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    How does one create a million fake twitter accounts in 2 days?

    Are that many people signing up for twitter daily that a 500,000 fake accounts created at once don't get noticed?

    Someone explain this because the logistics of this seem totally bogus.
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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    How does one create a million fake twitter accounts in 2 days?

    Are that many people signing up for twitter daily that a 500,000 fake accounts created at once don't get noticed?

    Someone explain this because the logistics of this seem totally bogus.
    Even if they were noticed, no reason to put a stop to it. Their advertising is based on how many accounts they have, how many ppl view the page, etc.


    Regarding the OP: Why do we care? I think it's interesting they chose to spend the money that way, but other than that, I don't care.

    I think we can file Twittergate as having been exposed and move on.
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    Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    How does one create a million fake twitter accounts in 2 days?

    Are that many people signing up for twitter daily that a 500,000 fake accounts created at once don't get noticed?

    Someone explain this because the logistics of this seem totally bogus.
    It's just bots you can buy.
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    Re: Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It's just bots you can buy.
    But Twitter seriously doesn't notice 500,000 new accounts being created at once and following just 1 person?

    How do you even go about registering a million accounts in one day without attracting attention? Doesn't Twitter keep IP tracks? 500,000 coming from 1 IP and that's normal? Wtf? This all seems from a logistical standpoint bogus.
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