You Can Get More Followers for only $14.95!!!

Ok, some of you who watch what I’ve dubbed, #UselessTwitterMetric(s), may have noticed that I gained about a thousand followers in slightly over a week. Incredible growth, right?

Not so fast.

Many of you have seen the various tweets to which I refer:

Just got more followers!

1000 Followers a Day!!!

100 Followers a day!

Followed by a link to a site that simply asks for your TwitterID and password. I’m actually ok with that part, although everyone should be using oAuth by now. I was ok, simply because I saw how many had used the site before more, so, almost two weeks ago at this point, I took the plunge. I’m not going to mention which site, simply because I believe them all to be the same, and more likely, not worth the dignity of the added publicity.

Signed off like I always do, and that’s when the flood of emails started. I got over 700 followers on that first day. Was really only looking for a hundred, but hey, I’m easy. Of course, I wasn’t ready for what happened next.

I autofollowed them all back.

Read that sentence again, and I’ll wait.

Those of you that know me, know that I’m not “That guy….”  I follow people that I’m interested in, or that make me think. Or laugh, or what have you. If you’ve followed me, and I haven’t followed you back yet, that’s why. I was following roughly 1400 people before this debacle, and was barely keeping up with that. Now, my tweetstream is overwhelmed with tweets by people that I don’t necessarily wish to actively engage with, much less converse.

There’s even a site that will sell you followers. Maybe two, I’m not sure. I’ve gotten all my followers by simply being myself, for free. If I’m following you, and you’re not following me back, that’s ok, just don’t DM me. There are probably people out there that are following me, that I’m not following, and that should be ok too. Thank you for playing. If after reading this, you decide to UFM, it was a pleasure having you as part of, The Experiment. Which as always, continues….

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2 thoughts on “You Can Get More Followers for only $14.95!!!

  1. Well, I’ve read both your blogs! The one about being a century old! Happy belated birthday, even though you weren’t asking for recognition! Ok, the deal with the 14.95 for getting all those followers…how do you keep up? I am a tweeter also and enjoy doing so as a over 50’s woman, and I can bearly keep up with a few that I have. Has it increased your business? Or do you want to chat with 1,000+ people? Are you selling something? I am fairly new to twitter and I get the message you came across regarding DM. What a pain! If I needed something I would have asked…how about you? Ok enough. Have a great day and God Bless…Mona

    • Thanks for stopping by. I believe that I’m selling myself, if that makes sense, while at the same time, asking for donations if you feel you’ve read something you’ve liked. Currently, I’m raising money for The 168 Project, and would appreciate it if you’d pass the word. Thanks again!

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