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Report: vogue black market to buy followers on Twitter
Achieves vendors fictitious accounts of millions of these blockbuster trade
Noted a recent report published by the company “Barracuda Labs” of studies on the growing black market for the sale of ghost followers on Twitter and other social networks, compared to figures reached by the report issued by the same company last year.
The company adopted in the study to spend approximately U.S. $ 100 to buy followers ghost from a number of sources that sell followers, in an attempt to look at actual on how to work this market which brings to his companions Mlaina of dollars, according to the findings of the study.
The report said that the deal to sell the ghost observers are asking their services via the website “eBay” E and a number of specialized sites selling services, and study monitored the low price of $ 18 to 11 per thousand followers within ten months.
In addition to the growth of the market in terms of size, the study monitored a noticeable improvement in the performance of vendors, where Pat each sale service offers followers of a particular geographical area, and provide a guarantee to maintain followers for a period of five years to come, and gives them the possibility of providing the service in accordance with monthly subscriptions. The study monitored 1147 a ghost of followers buyer a rate of 52 thousand followers per user.
The study said that some sellers have many thousands of customers, with an average spending of about $ 50 for each customer, and estimated that a sellers who has Prusdhm have so far received $ 1.4 million through this profession.
The report stated that the average cost per supervisor placebo is about 1.1 cents per observer, and is use placebo supervisor to follow up about 60 average user, which means that the seller a profit of about 66 cents per supervisor placebo. Said “Deng Jason” from the company “Barracuda Labs” that can be sold all imaginary observer about 2000 times at least, bringing the value of one supervisor to U.S. $ 20. He added that the placebo million followers can bring a million dollar question, at least.
The study says that if we add to the account that the sellers of these services are also selling followers on Facebook, Google Plus and YouTube, Anstagram, بينتيريست LinkedIn and other social networks, it means double the profit realized by the owners of this profession.
Turning the study to follow the service providers selling accounts phantom for new methods go beyond the common form her as accounts free of tweets and PIN; فتعمد some accounts phantom is to copy account information is real user either name or geographical location and personal identification with the addition of a letter or number to the name and change the image . This method performs 63% of the phantom accounts monitored by the study, and approached the one hundred thousand account. The study pointed to the high average age of fictitious accounts to seven months, contrary to the common idea of the speed of emergence and shut it down, and at least the date of registration of a ratio of one in a thousand of them for three months.
And adhere to some fictitious accounts no new Tweets every few days in an attempt to ward off suspicion of falsehood about them, which is difficult to distinguish. The average number of tweets in 77 Tweets account, as each account has 32 followers versus follow-up of 60 account.
The study said that the average user may choose to buy followers because he sees in it a tool to assess the success and sense of self, as the resort political figures and parties so they may see in Iqbal audience on their front pages a reflection of the strength of its influence in fact, even the brands that compete with each other to strengthen its presence in social networks saw promise in proliferation, which could lead to increased sales, according to the perspective of these companies.
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