We all know the ruse. The idiots who think that social media – and Twitter particularly – is all about the high follower count. So they follow you. You follow back. Then they dump you like Carrie on prom night.
You’re clueless. Your follower count starts going down, while your follows stay high and your ratio gets thrown off. Meanwhile, they revel in the fact that they’ve duped another one.
Those of us who value our Twitter relationships and wish to keep our ratios within a reasonable limit so we can follow other valuable new connections have long been plagued by these game playing fakes. I call them the fake followers.
Fake followers are not to be confused with the other type of fake followers who tweet you a message with a porn link making it appear they’re a follower and they know you. Those are just jerks – albeit fake follower jerks.
But I digress.
Well, my dear Twitter friends, our trials and tribulations are over. I have discovered an awesome new tool that has been working for me – and now my clients – for well over a week.
Debbie Mahler is the CEO of Internet Tech Specialists. She’s also an online instructor for Ed2go, a division of Cengage Learning and a global education provider. She teaches Introductory and Advanced PC Security courses for all English-speaking colleges and universities.