1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

[FOLLOWLIKER] Are those Twitter Accounts FAKE?

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by Charly The Rabbit, May 24, 2016.

  1. Charly The Rabbit

    Charly The Rabbit Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    29
    Hello BHW:

    I'm using followliker to follow the followers of influencers in my niche but I found something weird, they have a lot of "strange" followers account. Let me explain, I've divided in three groups:

    1) FEW TWEETS, LESS THAN 1 DAY OLD
    For example this account has only 2 tweets, and her first tweet was 11 hours ago, she has 25 followers and 80 followings:
    https://twitter.com/emna_white

    2) NO TWEETS, MANY FOLLOWING
    For example this account doesn't have any tweet but follow more than 100 people:
    https://twitter.com/lilac13

    3) USERS WHO ONLY RETWEET BUT NEVER TWEET
    https://twitter.com/edna_varg17

    What do you think, are all of this accounts fake?

    How can I set FL to filter those shitty accounts and scrape real people?
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2016
  2. Goofygoober

    Goofygoober Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    5
    FL does have settings that let you filter potential accounts according to the last time they tweeted and the number of followers that they have. I've set mine to ignore accounts that haven't tweeted in 3 weeks or have under 100 followers.

    But that's a great idea, btw, and you can recommend/request it in the official FL thread. Ask for a filter for accounts "less than X days old". Still, my settings would filter out your number 1 and number 2 concerns.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Charly The Rabbit

    Charly The Rabbit Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    29
    Let me confirm if I understood you.

    When you talk about the feature "User who tweeted in X - Y days ago".

    Let say: X = 5 and Y = 21, if a fake account have only one tweet from 5 days ago, will FL Scrape it ? or it have to have also a tweet 21 days ago to be scrape?

    If I Put X 200 and Y 365, is it a good way to confirm the account is old?
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2016
  4. Goofygoober

    Goofygoober Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    5
    It's only one value right now - to cull out inactive accounts. If someone hasn't tweeted in 3 weeks, I don't follow them. I'd sort of say don't worry about picking up the occasional lame account, FL delivers accounts by the thousands over time, and many of them will be seriously dumb. Don't sweat it.