Twitter’s robotic social network following is booming

THE economy involving fake and contrived Twitter followings is booming, with a researcher claiming that up to 45 per cent of some companies’ followers on the social network were robots.

Australian websites are among those offering contrived Twitter followers to businesses and people who are using them in large numbers.

Other groups in turn are going online to recruit Twitter users and are paying them to follow their clients.

Marco Camisani Calzolari, a corporate communications strategist and founder of Speakage, which develops web platforms such as social networks and viral systems, has released a study he said showed that some of the world’s major corporations have hundreds of thousands of robotic Twitter followers… Read more

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