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Most of Newt Gingrich's Twitter Followers Are Fake, Report Suggests
WHBQ-TV ^ | August 1, 2011

Posted on 08/01/2011 6:45:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited 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."


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TOPICS: Georgia; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; palin; twitter
Well, that should be the final nail in that coffin.
1 posted on 08/01/2011 6:46:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pathetic. Go back to Tiffany’s Newt.


2 posted on 08/01/2011 6:51:50 PM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmm... interesting. Newt has the largest number of followers using the default Twitter profile picture that I’ve ever seen.

http://twitter.com/#!/newtgingrich/followers


3 posted on 08/01/2011 6:52:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I kind of doubted this story until I went to look at who his followers are. I’m more convinced now.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 6:54:05 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I have six times as many Twitter followers as all the other candidates combined," Gingrich told the Marietta Daily Journal

That's because you're six times the twit, Newt.
5 posted on 08/01/2011 6:55:41 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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%.


6 posted on 08/01/2011 6:56:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pretty pathetic... reminds me of “imaginary friends”. I hate a liar even with trivial matters.


7 posted on 08/01/2011 6:57:39 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It appears he's got a strong showing in the egg-shaped demo.
8 posted on 08/01/2011 7:00:17 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did you ever think you would see the day that followers on a dumb website called Twitter would even be discussed regarding the Presidency?


9 posted on 08/01/2011 7:01:32 PM PDT by Mears
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10 posted on 08/01/2011 7:01:53 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That would be easy to check. OKAY, Freeps with twitter accounts, go and see if thats true. lol


11 posted on 08/01/2011 7:05:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Mears

I hate to tell you how much of an increase I got in online sales in my business using Twitter and Facebook.


12 posted on 08/01/2011 7:05:59 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: GeronL
I'm actually a fan of Newt on some issues such as drilling. I think he's very well spoken but not one I'd like to see as President. That being said, I just checked his followers on Twitter and it appears this story may be true.

Many (more than I have ever seen)have no photo just the Twitter default pic. That's odd.

13 posted on 08/01/2011 7:08:57 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: tsowellfan

Good for you. My age is showing. :-)


14 posted on 08/01/2011 7:12:46 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

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


15 posted on 08/01/2011 7:14:42 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most of Newt is fake, too, so it’s OK.


16 posted on 08/01/2011 7:15:08 PM PDT by ElectronVolt
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To: tsowellfan

Are you able to see if they have any followers or following anyone else?


17 posted on 08/01/2011 7:17:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Mears

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.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1752237482&sk=wall


18 posted on 08/01/2011 7:20:55 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: tsowellfan

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


19 posted on 08/01/2011 7:21:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: tsowellfan

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?


20 posted on 08/01/2011 7:23:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I’m sorry. I meant WW2


21 posted on 08/01/2011 7:24:03 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: Mears

Correction: WW2 not WW1


22 posted on 08/01/2011 7:25:45 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Why are we discussing anything from Gawker. Those people are all perverted Fascist Pigs.


23 posted on 08/01/2011 7:25:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tsowellfan

OK. It would be embarrassing if they had declared them all dead and one pops up. Then again, the MSM should be embarrassed by 100% of the crap they do.


24 posted on 08/01/2011 7:27:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

We’re all getting old. I remember when WW1 vets were the age of my mom who’s in her mid 70s. Now they are all gone.


25 posted on 08/01/2011 7:31:18 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That makes sense. Most of Newt is a fake as well.


26 posted on 08/01/2011 7:31:18 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2
That makes sense. Most of Newt is a fake as well.

It's very telling. The more I think about it. I heard the WH does something similar. They have fakes posting on conservative forums.

27 posted on 08/01/2011 7:33:43 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hmmm. Is that not about the same number Obama has ?
28 posted on 08/01/2011 7:34:03 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t see how anyone can come to the conclusion that Newt would garner anything more than 1-2% of the popular vote. OTOH, I guess there is a majority of people who believe that Juan McCain can feed himself his own oatmeal, so WTF do I know?


29 posted on 08/01/2011 7:38:18 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Both sides need to put aside the partisan bickering, & work out how much free stuff I get)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah doesn't need to fake anything.

That so pisses off the establishment.

30 posted on 08/01/2011 7:38:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, that should be the final nail in that coffin.

We've been pounding nails into it for fifteen years now, and he keeps coming back for more.

31 posted on 08/01/2011 7:40:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: tsowellfan

I’ll be 79 next month and have Facebook and Twitter accounts.

I love Facebook and hate Twitter.

Good for all the seniors in your life-——they sound like an up-to date bunch.

The only problem I have is I’m a “friend” of a couple of my grandchildren and I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut about some of their posts. I do keep my thoughts to myself though,or they’ll “unfriend” me. LOL


32 posted on 08/01/2011 7:40:57 PM PDT by Mears
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To: muawiyah

I agree.


33 posted on 08/01/2011 7:51:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: tsowellfan

Interesting but no, not a WWI veteran.


34 posted on 08/01/2011 8:02:59 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I know. I made the correction already


35 posted on 08/01/2011 8:05:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: Mears
I love Facebook and hate Twitter.

I don't blame you there. I use Twitter for business only. I really could not get into Twitter for anything personal like I do for Facebook. Truthfully, I love Facebook and cant get into Twitter either.

36 posted on 08/01/2011 8:08:22 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
We've been pounding nails into it for fifteen years now, and he keeps coming back for more.

Yup, but if this is true. It will expose Newt as a fake in an obvious way.

37 posted on 08/01/2011 8:10:29 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: Mears
My age is showing

It's not your age that's showing. I don't understand why Twitter so popular. But I'm glad it is. :)

38 posted on 08/01/2011 8:13:57 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: GeronL
I'm going to have to take a look at Obama's Twitter followers.

I will say that most of his Facebook fans are from outside of the country. I noticed that while he was still running for President.

39 posted on 08/01/2011 8:15:42 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: tsowellfan

Oh yeah, I see—sorry.


40 posted on 08/01/2011 8:16:49 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tsowellfan

I think you mean World War II...to have fought in World War I, he would have been born around 1900, and would be celebrating his 111th birthday, or thereabouts.


41 posted on 08/01/2011 8:30:22 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Yup, he was born in 1920. I corrected it in the thread already


42 posted on 08/01/2011 8:37:01 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No wonder his campaign is in debt. Between this, Tiffanys, and his entire campaign staff quitting due to mismanagement, every day there’s a new reason to keep him away from this nation’s pocketbook. I never did understand why people thought Newt was so smart, when all he ever seems to do is make mistakes. Big, obvious, embarrassing ones.


43 posted on 08/01/2011 8:39:18 PM PDT by COgamer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
he has more than twice as many followers as the social media-savvy Sarah Palin

There is now way - no way in hell - that is even remotely possible.

44 posted on 08/01/2011 8:45:26 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heck, I’m convinced most of his hair now is fake.


45 posted on 08/01/2011 8:46:58 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: tsowellfan

I’m now even more frightened as I was before reading this. Old dudes on Facebook is kinda funny. I can see the interest. Good for them.

I can’t even get my 76 year old mother in law to get an ATM card! lol


46 posted on 08/01/2011 8:49:55 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: Mears

Hmm, “those” kind of grandkids eh? Did they get it from the parents or the schools? lol

I thank god everyday that my mother and computers just don’t go well. But the phone? That’s another story.

I have no social accounts myself. Not really interested to have people I didn’t care for much in high school asking me how is life. And I know they do because my little brother is on FB and they ask about me.

I’ve been keeping up with my real friends even back to the old days of bulletin boards and baud rate modems! Of course after walking three miles in the snow up hill.


47 posted on 08/01/2011 8:56:02 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: COgamer

He’s a good policy wonk when talking (like a professor) but doesn’t have a clue how to actually do it (those that can’t teach).


48 posted on 08/01/2011 8:57:54 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: Fledermaus

“Hmm, “those” kind of grandkids eh? Did they get it from the parents or the schools? lol”

.....

They attend one of the most liberal school systems in Massachusetts. Nuff said.


49 posted on 08/02/2011 4:27:42 PM PDT by Mears
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