I’ve noticed for a long time now that Newt Gingrich seems to have a large following on Twitter despite the fact that he SUCKS at tweeting. The only time he tweets is when he is doing something really boring. Well Gawker just ran with a story after talking to one of the many aids that have jumped ship from Newts campaign.
Newt employs a variety of agencies whose sole purpose is to procure Twitter followers for people who are shallow/insecure/unpopular enough to pay for them. As you might guess, Newt is most decidedly one of the people to which these agencies cater.
About 80 percent of those accounts are inactive or are dummy accounts created by various “follow agencies,” another 10 percent are real people who are part of a network of folks who follow others back and are paying for followers themselves (Newt’s profile just happens to be a part of these networks because he uses them, although he doesn’t follow back), and the remaining 10 percent may, in fact, be real, sentient people who happen to like Newt Gingrich. If you simply scroll through his list of followers you’ll see that most of them have odd usernames and no profile photos, which has to do with the fact that they were mass generated. Pathetic, isn’t it?
Politico also published a story about how Newt manages his own twitter account which explains the boring tweets.
After years of his wife doing it finally it’s Newts turn to fake a little bit.
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