… is better than a band of loyal followers — if you want to get noticed on Twitter. It looks like someone has built an army of fake Twitter accounts which can re-tweet on command.
Bruce Wagner, a New York City talk-show host and Twitter user, took time out to leave an erudite comment on my previous blog post about TweeterGetter. Now it is not unexpected that he might have a band of loyal followers. It is also not unexpected that they might be prompted to re-tweet Bruce’s tweet at the same time or within the same minute as far as anyone can tell.
Here’s a sequence of eight of the re-tweets. There are plenty more.
A few minutes later, they all re-tweeted again and within the same minute. That wasn’t too surprising. However what was really surprising was the fact that they all re-tweeted in exactly the same sequence.
This prompted me to inspect the profiles of Bruce’s loyal followers / army of re-tweet-bots. It appears to me that their sole role in life is to reproduce tweets from some news source and RT @brucewagner.