Mic: Why the follow-unfollow method still persists on social media. “Like anyone, I’m a sucker for that jolt of endorphins when my notifications tell me I have a new follower. But that feeling of euphoria fades once I realize that account is following me again only days after they followed me the first time. That can only mean one of two things: Less likely, that they no longer liked my posts, unfollowed me, and then decided to give me another try; or more likely, that they’ve followed and unfollowed me to get my attention in the hopes that I’d follow them back. I want to tell these sweet and naïve social media users that, No, If I wanted to follow them back, I would have the first time.”
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Mashable: Twitter wants you to cut it out with all those follow backs
Mashable: Twitter wants you to cut it out with all those follow backs. “The social media platform famous for Russian bots and harassment announced on April 8 that it has finally had it up to *here* with spammers and is going to take a small step to partially rectify the situation. That’s right, as of now you can only follow 400 accounts per day.” Twitter continues to arrange its deck chairs into lovely patterns.
Mashable: Twitter suspends accounts that sell automated follow/unfollow services
Mashable: Twitter suspends accounts that sell automated follow/unfollow services. “Twitter has suspended three prominent social media companies that enable clients to rapidly follow and unfollow accounts using the Twitter API. This is a popular strategy for increasing followers, but a practice that’s largely seen as spammy.”