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Fake Twitter Followers Become Multimillion-Dollar Business -NY Times

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  1. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    An interesting article that NY Times did about the Fake Twitter follower business.

    "The most coveted fake accounts tweet (or retweet) constantly, have profile pictures and complete bios, and some even link to Web sites that they claim belong to them. But in many cases, a close look reveals that some of the accounts were set up purely to retweet material from specific sites."

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    GiftGuru Supreme Member

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    Damn straight.....

    I happen to be in the FOLLOWING biz.... I control half of the top ten accounts that FOLLOW the most people.
     
  3. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    We need to talk more man. :) lol
     
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    technodudes Power Member

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    WOW what a article lol
     
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    mdaatif2 Registered Member

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    read in some local newspaper too .. they are behind my business :p
     
  6. Checkmate

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    Do you think 1 million a week is possible? seems a little too high. That's like 3000+ orders a day.

    From article:

     
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    interesting article
     
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    Yup but NY times is exaggerating. They don't or can't even understand that there are so many people doing it that it's only a small percent that COULD make that type of money.
     
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    It has become a very huge business.I know many people making in 6 digits.But its worth nothing when it comes to the ultimate consumer.
     
  10. jackasss

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    good article but not everyone can gained millions.
     
  11. NProductions

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    yea.. also YouTube views is also million $$$ BIZ :D
     
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    Great article.
     
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    Moneyboi Regular Member

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    Great LOL! I was planning on getting into that business! Problem is I tend to read and read but never take any risks :(
     
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    Nice share OP good read :)
     
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    arplayer2k Junior Member Premium Member

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    Interesting. That is a good read dude, but I'm not much of a Twitter fan. Honestly, I never thought that the "following" business can gain you big bucks.