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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Does anyone else think a lot of (but not all) sites important to the "new web" of the last 5 or 10 years relied a lot on artificial accounts and activity to try to make it go viral? Because this seems like a bit of a pattern.

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[–] avgwhtguy1 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

As someone who has done it, if there is a site that looks like it's popular, it will get taken advantage of in terms of monetization, for hire accounts, astroturf, etc.

As "marketers" and spammers drown out the authenticity of a site, investors are seeing "traffic" go through the roof. The media attention, and investor hype are basically a self reinforcing loop, and both of their idea of usable value is hype, not novel utility, authentic social interactions, etc

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[–] 8511664? 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Investors really need to learn that everything on the internet is bullshit.

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[–] MAGANator 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

When your development team is as large and well funded as Twitter, there is 0 excuse to have such flagrant numbers of fake accounts. It can only be explained that they were complicit.

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[–] avgwhtguy1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

There's a great excuse -- $$. Of course they were complicit.

Their stock price is based mainly on usership.

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[–] senpaithatignoresyou 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Maybe that was the plan?

Use the platform for "positive social change" which is a buzzword for "promoting my agenda". Twitter was in bed with the clintons, and everybody that is a trump supporter gets shut up, while all the antitrump people only show up as responses to the presidents tweets.

Only they had no fucking clue who they where dealing with. Trump knew what agendas they are pushing, because the idiots keep pushing it on him on twitter, so he has planned around it each and every time.

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[–] HeavyBrain 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Gotta to keep the pedo networks under the covers somehow.

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[–] the_sharpest_knife 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Why do the people who pay for advertising that is based on views/clicks sue for all the bots they were charged for? Seems like cash.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Probably because they're afraid to get cut off

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[–] DFTR 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Fake accounts were an open joke with Twitterbook from day one. It's not their reason now just their excuse. It's just (((free marketing))), 'we're like new again'. They're probably not getting any real hits or traffic.

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[–] Code-x 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I tried to make a Twitter account and it insta-ban me cause I didn't wanna give my phone number

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[–] DietCokehead1 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Archived page: http://archive.is/OgOHg

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[–] Zaqwert 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Fraud is definitely the best single word to describe Twitter's "business model"

This is a company that has never turned a single cent of profit, ever.

Their "value" as a company is based purely on investor speculation.

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[–] FreeinTX 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

48 million fake accounts, and every one of them are politically active piece of shit liberal bots.

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[–] HeavyBrain 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I hope something is done

You know everything has a point where its easier to just brun shit down and rebuilt than fixing it.

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[–] greenfascist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

at this point twitter deserves to die and another truly free speech platform take it's place.

how do you monetize it?

thats the question that twitter never really fully answered.

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