How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

President Obama Has Millions of Fake Twitter Followers

Dear Ecademists,

Alex Fitzpatrick from Mashable wrote that President Obama has 5.7 Millions of fake Twitter followers according to this tool!


I immediately after checked my own Twitter account @Lucas_Wyrsch and got the following result: Fake: 0% | Inncactive: 4% | Good: 96%

I was satisfied with my results, to be honest, but wondered how President Barack Obama could get so many fake accounts?

Facebook Has 44% Fake Followers; Twitter Has 33%

Some 44% of people who follow the @Facebook account on Twitter are — well, actually, they aren't, according to an entertaining new app that checks out how many fakers you have in your following.

The main @Twitter account doesn't fare that much better; exactly a third of its followers are very likely spam bots.

What do you think?

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Please feel free to comment!

Have a great and successful start in the new week!

Best,

- Lucas
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Phillip Khan-Panni

PKP

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

I got 0% Fake 2% Inactive ..98% Good. Exactly the same as Art (above). Does that reveal something about the sampling? What can I do about that pesky 2%? PKP

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Binh Zientek

binhzientek-480250

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

I just checked and I have 2% fake on my Twitter account, so very good!

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Art Hutchinson

garygarburator-666183

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

I have 2% inactive and 98% good.

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Andy Smith

andysmith25-704776

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

im quite new to twitter but of my followers come up at 0% fake, 23% inactive 77% good i have not used it in quite a while and it seems that lots of my followers have not either.

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Marja Botha van Doorn

marjabotha-van-doorn-654954

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Hi Lucas, Interesting tool. My scores aren't too bad either. On my one twitter account: fake: 0% inactive: 5% Good: 95% On the other account: fake: 4%, inactive: 4%, Good: 92%

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Robert Craven

robert-craven-22343

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

I use manageflitter to clean out people who don't tweet (often), tweet in foreign languages etc... RC

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Shelley Collins

shelleycollins-57821

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

I checked mine 1% Fake , 3% Inactive, 96% Good

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Robert Oosthout

robertoosthout-155636

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Lucas, I checked mine and the figures are as follows: 0 fake, 3 inactive, 97 good

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Derek Sorensen

dereksorensen-69312

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

I would like it to be known that I have no fake followers on twitter.

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Mike Bailey

mikebailey2-505835

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

to all who are bothered use UNTWEEPS to keep your follower list clean , it sorts your followers by those who havent been active in the last XX weeks

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Trevor J Dyster

trevordyster-556040

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Good tool to check out thanks for sharing 0% Fake 2% Inactive 98% Active

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James Coakes

jamescoakes-61537

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Google has made a lot of progress over the years with its updates. I think it is almost inevitable that they will start moving out of links to websites and into analysis of social media, which is technically one step away from your website. Having fake followers is exactly the sort of indication that they have picked up on in linking and penalised. Their updates aren't just something that happened in the past, they are coming soon. Penguin, Panda ... how many before we come to Zebra and then we start on the next category. There are a lot of planets out there. If you do this sort of thing then it will, almost inevitably, bite you on the arse soon.

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Arjan Luijken

arjanluijken-308914

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

I immediately checked and my score was 97% active and existing, so good news. However, a lot of our internet communication now-a-days is automated, so launching fake accounts is probably easy for the ones who are able to program such things as 'bots' and so on. The question here is "what harm can it do, to have fake-followers?"

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Ketan JOSHI

ketanjoshi-88623

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

3% Inactive 97% Active. Nice tool. We use True Twit validation service which possibly may weed out the fake accounts. Thanks for posting this. Rgds,

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Mick Say

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Great fun - well posted Lucas..

Nice one Lucas - My score was: Fake 0% - Inactive 3% - Good 97% Great fun - well posted Lucas.. Mick

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Simon Dixon

simondixon4-491062

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

How would one get rid of the inactive / fake ones? I had 5% fake Simon Dixon CEO BankToTheFuture.com

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Art Hutchinson

garygarburator-666183

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

I have less than 2500 followers, I won't know how many are fake until I check http://www.fakers.statuspeople.com, thank you Lucas for that url. I do however have people follow me, and once I follow them they unfollow me. That to me is BS or fake, mostly BS.

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Shelley Fishel

shelleyfishel-235880

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Just had a look and my numbers are: Fake 1% Inactive 4% Good 95% Interesting - time to have another clean up of the inactive accounts. Thanks Lucas

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Mike Morrison

rapidbi

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Checkout http://thetwitcleaner.com/howami/user and see what they say about the @ecademy account: "They currently appear on Twit Cleaner reports under 'Potentially Dodgy Behaviour' - 'Nothing But Links'."

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Alan Stevens

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How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Only the last 500 followers are analysed by this tool. That doesn't mean the figures can be extrapolated. Popular accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Barack Obama are now included in the lists of all the spambots, hence the high proportion of fakes in their latest followers. Lesser known people, such most of us, are followed by spambots only at random, hence the figures of between 0%(Lucas) and 5% (Thomas Power). None of this is anything to worry about. Nor, I suspect do the US stats for the last 50 followers of Obama and Romney have any political significance. Best wishes Alan

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Sadie Murray

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How many fake Twitter followers do you have? - Andreas

",,,Why would one want to spend time to fight 'fake followers' anyway ?" Andreas my complex, many-layers like an "Onion" friend: Not fighting those dreadful fakes nor anyone else:-) ..just taking a few moments to check out an application while listening to LES MISERABLES in the background and enjoying the much needed rainfall! Cheers, Sadie

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N Bhashyam

dr-nbhashyam-263898

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Thanks for the lead..... Mine is : Fake...........2% Inactive.... 8% Good........90% and am quite happy N Bhashyam

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Sadie Murray

sadiemurray-275058

How many fake Twitter followers do you have? -Lucas

" Only their friends or family members could organize such removals and they sometimes do!" Oh, I know that Lucas. It was a light-bulb moment question that flashed across my mind as I entered my stats. Hence my question about getting it in my Last Will and Testament ;-). Change your password - then sudden death - oops forever in cyber space...receiving connection requests...mmm, something to think about and perhaps thank about!

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David Winch

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How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Seems encouraging. 1% fake, 6% inactive and thus 93% OK. Is this because I don't autofollow or try to cultivate a vast network on Twitter?

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William Buist

WilliamBuist

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Zero for me, and I have a an open acceptance policy. I do weed. 2% Inactive Nice tool

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Andreas Wiedow

andreas_wiedow

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

How can Why would one want to spend time to fight 'fake followers' anyway ? That would be like fighting a hydra or spam surely ? How likely is it on the contrary that one catches a virus through allowing a formerly unknown app such as this 'fakefollower' gain access to (login)data ?

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Sadie Murray

sadiemurray-275058

How many fake Twitter followers do you have? ZERO

Fake - 0% Good - 99% Inactive 1% ((mmm perhaps they are no longer with us...) This 1% leads me to another Question. I definitely know who on Ecademy to direct my Executor in my LW&T to take my profile from Ecademy. That is assuming I am around on the Social Networks until that time ;-) . However, does anyone know that contact person on other sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Google etc.?? I have actually had people from Linkedin contact me with that question as we realise many of our friends no longer on this earth and who still have an active profile; perhaps receiving requests to "connect with them"! On a personal note, I find that creepy...and would definitely want my profile removed perhaps with a RIP by the photograph on my empty profile! Do you have an answer Lucas?

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Tina Jonasen

thinkinnewareas

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

I got the same statistics on my accounts - so wondering if thats a standard ;-)

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Peggy Love

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How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

This is an insult. I find it offensive that it is discussed on Ecademy.

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Lucas Wyrsch

lucas_wyrsch

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Dear Mike, Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing! I checked also my Swiss Business Club account @SwissBusiness where I also had 0% fake, 3% inactive and 97% good accounts! How did you get 2% fake accounts? As I never bought any followers, I thought that I must have very little fake account even though I knew that I had, at least in the past, some bots as followers. But I must admit that I was quite satisfied to learn that I have on both accounts no fake accounts! Have a great and happy Sunday! Best, Lucas

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Rolf Kellner

rolfkellner-153832

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Where did you find the statistic in Twitter Lucas ? :-)

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Mike Morrison

rapidbi

How many fake Twitter followers do you have?

Hi Lucas, I g+ this earlier, I have 2% Not bad from 39k

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