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A staggering number of Twitter accounts have never published a tweet, report claims

By Shawn Knight
Apr 11, 2014
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  1. Twitter is one of the most popular social networks in the world with some 974 million accounts but just how many of those have ever published? A new report from Twocharts, a website that tracks Twitter activity, claims to have...

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  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,337   +267

    Guess that makes them all "twittees".
     
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,688   +1,065

    I believe the large number is from people setting up many, many accounts. What people do is create a whole bunch of accounts in order to boost the follower counts of their favorite celebs. I heard that Justin Bieber (often mentioned as having the most followers) has about 60% of his followers as bogus accounts. Lady Gaga also has a high number of them.
     
  4. Mike Steele

    Mike Steele TS Enthusiast Posts: 37   +6

    I use twitter as my feed reader.
     
  5. What a bunch of ****'s.

    Hey I have a unique idea - let's do what everyone else is doing.

    While we are at it, let's become overly obsessed with what people think about us and if we get requoted or 'liked'.

    Fark that.
     
  6. I don't use twitter or any social media for good reason: anything I post online can potentially damage my chances of getting a job.
     
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  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,264   +1,692

    Not to mention the fact that most of the Twitter accounts that have published "tweets", needn't have bothered.(n)
     
  8. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 706   +235

    Yeah.... I get a lot of those random people following me...... not that I use it all that much :p
     
  9. blackcat77

    blackcat77 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I use Twitter for personal use and for posting information for a non-profit group. My personal account is used mostly just for reading what other people are saying - I'm following about 200 people but only have 10 followers and about 20 tweets in several months since I opened the account. The other one, however, has about 11,000 tweets in about two years and 250 followers.
     
  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Lots of the accounts are probably robots.
     
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,158   +1,839

    Me too and that's all I use it for. I've never posted a tweet. I don't have followers or follow anybody.
     
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  12. Think about the Miranda warning and then remember that your metadata is being stored somewhere with a program making decisions based on it that may affect your future.
    It is best to steer clear of all social sites.
     
  13. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,240   +407

    I've had my account for over 3 years and I have probably not made more than 30 tweets, from which 20 should have been from the first week.
     

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