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Seth Stevenson bought 27,000 zombie twitter followers

October 7, 2012

Seth Stevenson published in Slate “I Bought 27,000 Twitter Followers: It cost $202. Was it worth it?” and republished in Chicago Daily Herald: “I bought 27,000 Twitter followers“:

[Stevenson] acquired fake “created accounts”—mass-produced zombies that do nothing but pad the numbers of your follower count.

zombie seth stevenson

Explaining:

the zombie tweeps just sit there, inert. I tweeted at several of them to see if I could stir them awake and was met with total silence. Buying these fake followers doesn’t get you more retweets, more responses to your witticisms, or more traffic for the articles you link to. It just gets you a bigger number next to your name.

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