Skip to comments.Most of Newt Gingrich's Twitter Followers Are Fake, Report Suggests
Posted on 08/01/2011 6:45:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVetEdited on 08/01/2011 7:12:47 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has boasted about his 1.3 million-strong following on Twitter, but a report out Monday suggested a majority of his virtual flock is fake.
"I have six times as many Twitter followers as all the other candidates combined," Gingrich told the Marietta Daily Journal in an interview published Sunday. He was discussing a Politico report that chalked up the former House Speaker's Twitter success -- he has more than twice as many followers as the social media-savvy Sarah Palin -- to his "personal touch" since he "tweets and manages his Twitter feed himself."
(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxmemphis.com ...
Pathetic. Go back to Tiffany’s Newt.
Hmmm... interesting. Newt has the largest number of followers using the default Twitter profile picture that I’ve ever seen.
I kind of doubted this story until I went to look at who his followers are. I’m more convinced now.
I’m not a Newt fan but I find it extremely weird that the Gawkers never checked to see how many of their boy’s followers are fake. I’d be willing to bet it’s around 80%.
Pretty pathetic... reminds me of “imaginary friends”. I hate a liar even with trivial matters.
Did you ever think you would see the day that followers on a dumb website called Twitter would even be discussed regarding the Presidency?
That would be easy to check. OKAY, Freeps with twitter accounts, go and see if thats true. lol
I hate to tell you how much of an increase I got in online sales in my business using Twitter and Facebook.
Many (more than I have ever seen)have no photo just the Twitter default pic. That's odd.
Good for you. My age is showing. :-)
Another thing I noticed. I quickly chose at random 4 of his followers with the default pic and neither of them ever posted anything. 0 Tweets.
Not looking good for Newt
Most of Newt is fake, too, so it’s OK.
Are you able to see if they have any followers or following anyone else?
Listen to this one. My mom who is 76 cant get off Facebook. We have a friend named Ernest Smith. He lives in the same state as us. My brother’s mother-in-law also on FB made friends with him too and now they go to church together.
I thought this man was probably 70 and found out he’s 93!
He’s a WW1 veteran. Always on Facebook. Very nice man. Very interesting man.
Yep. It looks like a few of those fake followers are now “following” feeds from WSJ and Fox Sports and stuff, lol.
They have no real friends, waaahh
I thought all the WW1’s were supposed to have passed away? Wasn’t there a news report saying so a few weeks/months ago?
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