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23 million twitter accounts are bots

Posted by Ran Dreamer on 4 Feb 2015

The problems are fairly common when interacting via social networks is the existence of a robot account, or often referred to as bots. And, to overcome this, Twitter has also been revealed how many accounts of his boots on the social networking. This was revealed after they submit relevant documents to the SEC.

Twitter users is growing. However, it is known that not all active Twitter users is a users who verified. At the end of last month, the microblogging site was revealed, there are active Twitter users are not human, in the sense of not account controlled by humans.

Quoting Quartz page, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in a recent corporate disclosures, Twitter claimed there are 23 million users, or about 8.5 percent of the total 271 million monthly active users Twitter, is a Twitter account Bot, aka fake account.

This account will automatically renew content without visible on status updates Twitter account in general. According to Twitter, the amount of 23 million Twitter accounts Bot that represents data as of the end of June.

Site 140 characters it also clarifies the information that 14 percent of monthly active users of Twitter, including users who access through a client application that is operated Twitter, like TweetDeck and Twitter for Mac.

Twitter recorded 11 percent of monthly active users access Twitter from an application that is not owned by the company.

In detail, Twitter said that eight million monthly active users, or three percent use TweetDeck or Twitter for Mac, 7 million (2.5 percent) users use third-party clients and 23 million (8.5 percent) is a the user manual Twitter bot.

Although many users bots, but the bot is not merely is a spam account. According to Twitter, the amount of spam accounts on the site is less than five percent.

Bot actually on the one hand is considered to contribute, because it brings a lot of users on Twitter. However, this account makes use of it to attract advertising.

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