Last week I blogged Follow Frenzy with MyTweetFollowers.com?. While in a way it does own up to what it says, there was one thing I did notice as well as some of my followers.
The following message was sent more than once in the stream in a day.
100 NEW FOLLOWERS A DAY!!!
From what it was told from the creator, Cord Marston (@cordm on Twitter), you only send out 1 tweet when you sign up and then once a day. I noticed I was sending out more than 4 tweets a day with this system. This ends up as spam to my members.
I asked if a person has to re-join when their profile is off of the “rider” rotation, which you have to join at least 20 of them and all of the paid VIP people. This was what I was told:
Answer: The regular riders are taken off the regular list after 40 new people join. So for every 40 regular riders that join you are taken off and have to follow new people to join again.
So, if you join 5 different times, you are going to get more than 1 tweet a day than what was originally told. The other does not fall off? This is a bit confusing. If there are 40 people as regular riders, you get 40 possibly followers… that is if they choose you out of the 20 others. You are guaranteed a follower if you are a VIP.
My only thing is that it is unsettling to me to pay to get followers, especially when the user is not even employed by Twitter itself. It would be like someone making good money off my graphics when they are not for commercial use. Yes, I have to credit the general idea, but I think it should be free and based on the point system that goes with it. Twitter does not currently have anything in regards to people creating applications to make money off of their services, so I should not be complaining. My big reason is a recent tweet that came through Cord Marston’s twitter stream:
yes everybody i make money on twitter. no you can’t have vip on my site. and you will suck my dick if I get on aim? lol. aim – cordonmyspace
I am not sure after that one if I would want to even purchase a VIP account from him. That is not very professional. If you have tried it out, but no longer wish to be a part of it, you can opt out.
As for the type of people that I came across through MyTweetFollowers.com, most were real people and no bots. However, I only have spoken with a few that also tried the program, so I would say it is more a program for those who want bulk up their followers.
If the site comes back up, I would recommend using the free section, but not going back a second time as you may put more than one tweet plugging that site. Otherwise, I would stick to the organically old fashion way of getting followers – by connecting with them first.