Tagged: twitter

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Warcraft One Million Gold Giveway via Twitter

The draw will start on May 1st, with the million gold winner drawn on May 31st. Here’s the first proper tweet about it: Coming soon : Jaw dropping giveway for #WoW: 30 daily draws of 10,000g and one of those lucky winners will be drawn to win ONE MILLION GOLD...

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12 reasons NOT to follow someone on Twitter

T(w)itter ye not (NOTE: This post was moved from milliontwits.com, posted on June 1st, 2009. For all it’s dated, it’s still valid!) Hypocritical I know, but seriously, go for quality, not quantity. A thousand genuine followers beats a million automated bot scraped followers hands down! Here’s my take on it:...

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Hackers embed attacks in Twitter profile images

Viral images, but not in a good way! I am rather miffed with Twitter for this breach in security. It’s such an old and well-known method of attack that it is beyond forgiveness that it wasn’t stopped at the source. I was going through my latest ‘followers’ and this popped...

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Twitter Corrects Follower Counts again

Twitter does math! Twitter Status: (read at the times): ‘Correcting follower and following counts’: For some time, the follower and following counts we display have been incorrect for some folks. We’re soon to push a change that will address this issue. This means that the count you see in your...

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Building up a large, dedicated following fast on Twitter

Building followers [Note: this data applies to my milliontwits .com account, which I’m closing. (Since closed). The entry was originally posted there on July 16th, 2009 at 14:08] 3.20am and I’ve still a few things to do tonight so this will be brief. Here’s the latest progress graphs. It is...

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Twitterfail in progress

Twitterfail Seems the almighty Twitter have messed up – again – and are purging lots of legitimate accounts* *(while no doubt ignoring the untold millions of spammers!) OYE! @Twitter, what you playing at at all – so far at least two of my friends have been suspended now! Give us...

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Twittertraffic affiliate spammer johngoogle et al

Twitter spammers – @johngoogle and ‘friends’ You might have seen this guy. He is so prolific it’s ridiculous! As fast as these accounts are banned he’ll spawn hundreds more, but it gives you an insight into these people. Sadly, but undoubtedly a select few of these are getting very wealthy...

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Analysis of Twitter as at June 2009

Analysis of Twitter (June 2009) This data is largely compiled from over 4.5million users from the excellent work done by Hubspot (@Hubspot) and graciously shared in this .pdf document : State of the Twittersphere June 2009 (To discuss their report on Twitter use hashtag: #SOTwitter) Initial Stats (rounded): 80% failed...

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Mocking the Twitter follow programmes

Mocking Twitter ‘follows’ Not sure where I’m up to on a day by day basis but for the past few weeks I’ve just limited myself to adding a few of those that follow me, rather than actively trying to build up the numbers. I’m at about 3,700 now, without trying...