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Status People, a social media company, created a new social tool that apparently is able to spot out both "fake" followers as well as "inactive" followers

They stated the reason for creating the tool in their blog:

The number of people buying fake followers on Twitter to look more legitmate is a growing problem. Essentially people are trying to game the system and convince people they have social legitimacy when they don't. They are Fakers and they are undermining Twitter. 

 

Of course any third party app always has its complications, but our social team thought this one was pretty cool.

 

What are your results?

 

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Tags: app, media, people, social, status, twitter

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Comment by Christine Rochelle on August 15, 2012 at 9:49am

Adam - great!

Comment by Christine Rochelle on August 15, 2012 at 9:49am

Bob - I think you answered your own question. If you have fake and inactive followers, you can't engage with them. Many dealer buy fake likes or follows, but social media isn't a numbers game. You want to have the majority of your followers be active users so that you even have the chance to engage with them. This company made this tool in response to businesses buying fake likes and followers.

Comment by Adam Ross on August 15, 2012 at 9:42am

And I have 1% fake, 7% inactive

Comment by Adam Ross on August 15, 2012 at 9:39am

The site is VERY slow - looks like you blew it up!

Comment by Bob Garlick on August 15, 2012 at 9:27am

Who cares if you have some Fake followers. It's all about your conversations with active followers. Social marketing is about building relationships and helping people learn and understand your product or service. There are so may people who do not engage in any of their social platforms. This is why we here about disappointment with Social platforms like Twitter or Facebook. If you are active and engaged yo will be successful. 

Comment by Christine Rochelle on August 15, 2012 at 6:36am

It's hard to weed out fake or inactive followers so you'll always have a percentage there, but if your majority is good then you win a Twitter medal! 

Comment by Brian Pasch on August 14, 2012 at 10:12pm

I had 3% Fake Followers

Comment by Glenn Pasch on August 14, 2012 at 6:39pm
interesting i have 2% fake and never knew. 93% real

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