CNN has a story today about recent phishing attacks aimed at Twitter. One former Fauxlowers member whose Twitter account appears to have been compromised (Twitter shut her down temporarily) tweeted claiming Fauxlowers was to blame. I’m not going to complain, criticize or name names — when you get hacked, it’s not always clear who did […]
I discovered this morning that Twitter had suspended the Fauxlowers app, making it impossible to join, log into, or otherwise use your account. The most likely cause: complaints about welcome DMs from people who fauxlow too many people on Twitter.
Welcome DMs have been optional since just after this site launched, and they’ve always been […]
Jan 8 2010Posted by Antone Roundy under Announcements , Social Media
I’ve added a few stats to your Fauxlowers.com profiles that you might find interesting. Some are numbers that you could have calculated yourself based on other numbers shown on your profile, but the change will make it easier to see what’s going on without any mental gymnastics.
The first is your follower to friend ratio. […]
Jan 7 2010Posted by Antone Roundy under Social Media
Thanks to everyone who responded to yesterday’s survey! I collected a bunch of responses and created the second survey that I promised. This one asks you to rate how likely you are to unfollow someone on Twitter based on various things like whether they follow you back, the content and volume of their tweets, etc. […]
If you have about 45 seconds available, please complete this 1 question survey about why you would unfollow someone on Twitter Update: the original survey is closed. If you have…well, more than 45 seconds available, please take the survey created from the results of the first survey. Thanks!
For this survey, I’m asking you to […]
Dec 29 2009Posted by Antone Roundy under Announcements , Social Media
Here’s the next step in the process of transforming Fauxlowers.com from mildly entertaining to actually useful: tagging. You can now tag your profile with terms that describe you and use those tags to search for other members with the same tag (hint: people you may want to follow on Twitter). And if another member hasn’t […]
Dec 23 2009Posted by Antone Roundy under Announcements
Just in time for the holidays, I’ve added scheduled tweets to Fauxlowers.com. Write your Christmas and New Years tweets now, and we’ll tweet them for you at the time you specify.
All members can schedule up to 3 tweets at a time. Once one has been tweeted, you can schedule another one.
If you’d like […]
Nov 19 2009Posted by Antone Roundy under Fauxlowing , Social Media
I’m an avid reader of Daniel Scocco’s DailyBlogTips.com, but today, I have to boo.
Boo! Boo! Boo!
Today, Daniel’s post titled Looking To Get More Twitter Followers? Then Check Twitfever.com announced a membership site featuring, among other things:
Follow from Profile Tool: This tool allows you to mass follow the friends or followers of a […]
For the last few days, Fauxlowers.com has been running a secret mind control experiment. Muahahahahahaha! Here’s a chart showing the results:
What the chart shows is the fauxlower thresholds for new members joining the site recently. (A fauxlower threshold is the number of people our members believe a person can follow on Twitter before it […]
Sep 30 2009Posted by Antone Roundy under Social Media
I’ve just added a new stats section to the Fauxlowers.com homepage listing the people with the top 10 best follower/friend ratios. Here’s the list as of right now (the number is how many followers they have per friend):