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Buying Twitter Followers is the new Getting Twitter Followers by Being Witty and Insightful: Newt Gingrinch leads the way

by | 5th, August 2011

PEOPLE claim that social networks aren’t popularity contests. But some of us know that they are: and that you can win them by paying lots of money. Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is showing the way.

Newt has been caught red-handed paying to look popular.

The scrunchy-faced author of ‘Winning The Future‘ boasted recently that he has more Twitter followers than all the other Republican Presidential candidates put together – a hefty 1.3million. But that came back to bite him on the ass because it turns out that’s just because he bought them. According to a former staff member, Gingrich forked out on those dodgy companies that get you lots of Twitter followers by bulk-creating new accounts. That’s why many of his Twitter followers don’t have pictures or followers and have names like @frankjm123.  80% in fact are fake according to the Guardian. Err, and another 10% of that 1.3m are real people who do those following pacts where you both promise to follow each other.  Apparently Newt doesn’t even follow those guys back. This man is a dick.

Which leaves his real Twitter audience at about 10% of his follower count- around 100,000. We imagine quite a few of those are journalists waiting for him to say something stupid. As for the rest, well we all know American is full of mentals. Hopefully some of them will now ask to be paid to receive Gingrich’s tweets.

If he wants to save cash but still get a shedload of Twitter followers – we suggest live-tweeting a mental breakdown a la Charlie Sheen or just posting some twitpics of his erections and naked body like his political colleague Anthony Wiener. That tip is on us Newt.

 

 



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