Even more interesting, at least to me, was what my fake followers did for me. My Klout score almost instantly shot up. I was not impressed by that until I realized that Microsoft's search engine, Bing, collaborates with Klout, so that a higher Klout score put me higher on Bing's search results. My completely fake numbers on one platform had a very real effect on a completely different service.
Over time, I also started seeing an increase in the number of my actual followers. This could be because Twitter started pushing out more notifications to its users. It could also be a factor of perceived credibility. When a stranger viewed my profile, my large number of followers made me look more credible.
After a few months, some of my fake followers began disappearing. But my total number of followers has continued to grow. In a way, what I did was effectively optimize my social media account. Perhaps acquiring that chunk of followers gave me enough of a bump to start feeding organic growth.
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