Millions deleted in Instagram purge http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30548463
Weĺl well Instagram owned by Facebook deletes very agressive accounts. Fb dit the same Twitter to. Twitter and Instagram / facebook don’t do a background check
Justim Bieber is ranked 6 on twitter he buys followers started during his believe tour they took 12 miljon followers. Followc him wait 3 days and you have 230 followers who sell them.
One Direction Harry Styles is haunted by beliebers yet…… he had bought foĺlowetd.
One Direction needs to be carefull though the Bieber stunt has an ugly outcoming twitter faceboom instagram delete them.
Small math 23% of tweet accounts sell fake accountd for 5 US dollar they fix 20.000 to 150.000 fakies. Accounts not registeted they appear legit but dont finish the account. Last step is not taken “accept”
I bet the cleaning whis is far from perfect finally gives a good insight in who had real followers.
Perez Hilton is not a 5m dude 70% of his followers are fake mr burgler finally changed his profilen “worlds most famous website” if you are boozed up you live in another world. The fall from fakie Hilton (he lied about his familyties with the Hiltons) gets his momemt of fame soon.
Lessons: be carefull and insta/fb/twitter will keep makkng mistakes apologize thats it because they can.
Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.
People who lost a lot of followers criticised the action, dubbing it the “Instagram Rapture”.
Like its parent company Facebook, Instagram routinely removes accounts to limit spam and prevent users buying followers to appear more popular.
Rapper Akon reportedly lost 56% of his followers in the cull.
Figures collated by developer Zach Allia – not affiliated to Instagram – totted up the impact of the purge on the site’s top 100 accounts.
The big losers were Justin Bieber (minus 3,538,228 followers), and an online marketing specialist called Wellington Campos, which lost 3,284,304 followers overnight.
One account, chiragchirag78, lost 99% of his followers – 3,660,460 – before he himself was deleted.
Instagram’s own account on the site lost 18,880,211 followers overnight.
Instagram had warned its users that the deletion was coming in a blog post earlier this month.
“We’ve been deactivating spammy accounts from Instagram on an ongoing basis to improve your experience,” wrote chief executive and founder Kevin Systrom.
“As part of this effort, we will be deleting these accounts forever, so they will no longer be included in follower counts. This means that some of you will see a change in your follower count.”