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August 15, 2012

Twitter Fake Follower Check

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"Find out how many fake followers you and your friends have" is what it says on the homepage.

I learned of the existence of this fake detector from Mark Frauenfelder's tweetstream; he used it and discovered 7% of his followers were in fact fake.

I put in my Twitter handle (bookofjoe) and the Willy Wonka stuff started and in a second out came the answer (top).

As any fool can plainly see, only 2% of my 1,326 followers are fake.

Hold on a sec while I get my calculator... that means 26.52 of my tweeple aren't real.

Fair warning: Not all fake followers are Egg People — there are many hot babe avatars masquerading as real humans — but you can be pretty sure that anyone named Tiffany, Gemma, Fiona, or their ilk is simply a programmer's construct.

August 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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I admit it! I'm the fake!

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Aug 15, 2012 3:30:54 PM

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