Warning to the buyers of Twitter, Yahoo, Google and Facebook!!!
You are buying a grave-yard with nobody in it and most of the world absolutely hates those brands!
Most of the people on those sites are fake computer generated puppet-bots created to trick advertisers into paying big invoices. There is, literally, nobody worth marketing left on Twitter, Yahoo, Google and Facebook. Only the most stupid and ill-informed people still use them and they can be pulled away from them with a single Tweet telling them how dumb they are. So the “nobody is home” fake users issue is big. Twitter, Yahoo, Google and Facebook will lie their heads off to try to hang onto their stock value. They will say that the users are really real but you are a sucker if you bite that apple after seeing all of the recent reports on the ghosts of Google.
The next part is the sucker play that will hurt the longest and the hardest.
While everybody on University Avenue in Palo Alto, California thinks that the dot.com era is alive and leaping into the heavens in unstoppable glory, the reality is that Silicon Valley is a bubble of delusion. Everybody outside of Silicon Valley thinks that Twitter, Yahoo, Google and Facebook suck. The real world sees them as media manipulation tools who spy on the public for the NSA.
The real world hates those companies.
Over 83 million Facebook accounts are fakes and dupes
By Heather Kelly, CNN
Facebook profiles for non-humans, such as companies or pets, violate the social network’s terms of service.
Fake and duplicate profiles and spam accounts make up 8.7% of Facebook active pages
Facebook is always looking for and disabling these types of accounts
- Some 14.3 million undesirable accounts have been created for purposes like spammingIf you’re using a fake name on your Facebook account, maintaining a personal profile for your beloved pet or have a second profile you use just for logging in to other sites, you have one of the 83.09 million fake accounts Facebook wants to disable.
In an updated regulatory filing released Wednesday, the social media company said that 8.7 percent of its 955 million monthly active users worldwide are actually duplicate or false accounts.
“On Facebook we have a really large commitment in general to finding and disabling false accounts,” Facebook’s chief security officer Joe Sullivan told CNN in a recent interview. “Our entire platform is based on people using their real identities.”
So what are those 83 million undesired accounts doing? They’re a mixture of innocent and malicious, and Facebook has divvied them up into three categories: duplicate accounts, misclassified accounts and “undesirable” accounts.
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Duplicate accounts make up 4.8% (45.8 million) of Facebook’s total active member tally. According to the network’s terms of service, users are not allowed to have more than one Facebook personal account or make accounts on behalf of other people. Parents creating Facebook accounts for their young kids are violating two rules, since people under 13 are not allowed to have Facebook profiles.
Misclassified accounts are personal profiles that have been made for companies, groups or pets. Those types of profiles (22.9 million) are allowed on Facebook, but they need to be created as Pages. Facebook estimates that 2.4% of its active accounts are these non-human personal accounts. These accounts can be converted into approved pages without losing information. Pets such as Boo, the self-anointed “world’s cutest dog,” are typically classified as Public Figures.
The third group is the smallest — just 1.5% of all active accounts — but most troublesome. There are 14.3 million undesirable accounts that Facebook believes have been created specifically for purposes that violate the companies terms, like spamming.
“We believe the percentage of accounts that are duplicate or false is meaningfully lower in developed markets such as the United States or Australia and higher in developing markets such as Indonesia and Turkey,” the company said in the filing. The tallies were based on an internal sampling of accounts done by reviewers, and Facebook says the numbers may represent the actual number.
Facebook disables any false accounts it finds, and while it wipes all the information associated with the name from public view, it doesn’t delete the account from its servers “for safety and security” reasons. The disabled account goes into a sort of Facebook limbo, where the owner of the account can’t get their hands on any of the content — photos, posts, videos — not even by requesting a copy of the data, according to Facebook.
If Facebook does shut down your account, it says you can’t create a new one without permission from the company.