Although I hadn't lost followers at that point, I did the next day, over 500 followers. My first reaction was booo, I lost over 500 followers that I worked hard to get but it didn't take me but a second to realize this was a good thing....right? Losing followers a good thing? Weird!
Basically, Twitter did exactly what we wanted them to do. The got rid of the rif-raf, they slapped the spammers!
Twitter Slap: Here is why it was good to lose followers
Spammers Suck - A good portion of the spammers (hundreds of 1000's from what I hear) got what they deserved, the boot! Including one that would not leave me alone.....bye-bye saltydriod.
The Cream Rises to the Top - The people who use Twitter properly now have a chance to stand out and do what they do best....offer "good" to the Twitter community!
An Industry Standard is Set - Being a Social Media specialist, I am very aware of all of the Tom, Dick and Harry's that are using our powerful tools wrong. Now, people know that there is a consequence to their blatant disregard for improper use. Way to go Twitter!
Remember people, this happened to all of us, not just you. We all lost followers, the ones we really didn't want in the first place. A purified following is a good thing : )
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