Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mitt Romney! "I didn't buy Twitter followers"

  Mitt Romney seems to have more illusion magic power than David Copperfield and he proved some of that this past weekend when the nation woke up and saw that his Twitter account had gathered  more than 140,000 followers on Twitter in such a short time. "Not even the best magician in the world is able to get that amount of followers in a month" Did Mitt buy Twitter followers?

According to a published post in Mashable, a rapid and sudden growth of the Republican Presidential candidate's account went on to have almost 24k new 'followers' on Friday, 93k on Saturday and again 25,432 on Sunday. Somewhat suspicious movements if we take into account that until then, Mitt Romney was only gaining between 3,000 and 4,000 new followers every day.

Statistics showing the leap on the sudden growth of Twitter followers of the Republican candidate 
 Zach Green, of 140elect.com, the website responsible for monitoring the activity of the presidential candidates of the White House on Twitter, was the first to realize and wrote on his blog: "I'm not saying that he has purchased them, but the statistics of the followers of Romney have had a strong and sudden rise from Friday.» Could it be a campaign weekend?  Personally, I don't think that this is the fruit of the Romney's campaign. It is more likely that someone is trying to put him in trouble. "The question then is: who controls more than the 100,000 accounts that have followed Romney from this weekend?"

Zac Moffatt, Romney's digital campaign director, has refused the purchase of followers on Twitter. Moffatt has reminded that the aspirant to the White House strategy revolves around specific participation and not the simple accumulation of a massive number of new fans on Twitter. In fact, it settled the matter ensuring they have contacted Twitter to ask for explanations.

Despite this, the uproar on Twitter has been inevitable and the hashtag #MoreFakeMitt keeps on rising on popularity. Ironic.. ain't it? 

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