or LinkedIn here uk.linkedin.com/pub/tony-smith-bsc-hons-acih/a/979/351/
Do fake followers and bot accounts irritate you on Twitter?
They do me, particularly those accounts offering to sell you 5,000 followers for $29. If they follow me, they definitely don't get a follow back from me.
It's worth checking from time to time, exactly how many fake followers, you may have picked up.
TwitterAudit is a handy free tool. A recent check on my @HotpixUK account came up with the following.
While @InsideHousing came up as 86%
An alternative view of your followers can be seen using the free tool Fakers Dashboard.
On active 'real' accounts, only < 5% of followers are generally fake, with 15-20% inactive's. You cannot control who follows you, but you ca of course take a view if you follow them back yourself.
If you gain a new follower and wondering if they are fake, you can use the above tools if needed too. A more reliable method is a quick check on if the account ever engages with others. If they never do, that's a sure sign, as is a rigid growth in their twitter followers, (e.g. 15 a day every day). Real accounts generally grow by engagement organically and quite randomly.
I engage a lot on Twitter and have met some great work related friends from social housing and IT on there. I would advise that route to gain followers and you enrich your own experience and those of your real followers too.
So say goodbye to these:
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