Did you know that you can buy Twitter followers really cheap? I mean for a penny each.
Obama’s campaign knows. A recent article in the New York Times reports that 70% of his are fake. The campaign bought them.
Why do people who are not running for President buy fake followers? To make them look more influential than they really are.
It is not well known that you can buy fake followers. Word has not gotten out. But, slowly, an article here and a video there are alerting Twitter users that some of the Big Poo-Bahs are really Minor Poo-Bahs. Some big-name entertainers are maybe not so big.
I don’t get it. If someone likes what I write, and they are on my Twitter page to get updates, I’m in favor of it. I write five articles a day for this site. Maybe someone wants to find out through Twitter.
If I could get 10,000 people to read what I say every day on my DrGaryNorth Twitter account, and I could do this by adding 100,000 Twitter names by buying them cheap, I would do it. But it would be a waste of money if nobody on the new list ever read my posts.
So, if you see the number of my followers jump, it’s not because I am trying to impress you. It’s because I’m testing a new marketing strategy.
Market tests are smart. Fake names are not.
If I test it, and it works, I’ll tell you. I am here to share good information.