For those of you not familiar with the term “circle-jerk,” all I’ll say is that it’s a term that makes teenaged boys giggle uncontrollably. If you’ve really got to know what it means, Google the term and take the link to the Urban Dictionary.
There’s a sort of circle-jerk going on around Twitter. It happens with a variety of accounts, and I’ve seen the bot-spam show up several times in my Followers list. What makes Twitter Circle-Jerk so odious, is that it almost looks like a real follower.
I don’t indiscriminatly add followers. My list of followers and those that I follow was built up by hand, not machine. I didn’t use Tweet Adder or some other program to find people who are like-minded. I sought them out myself. That means that when someone follows me, I check out their account.
That’s how I found the Twitter Circle-Jerks – by manually taking a look at the account to discern whether the user was real. Take a look at the users below, and you’ll see that they all have something in common:
Three new usernames added to a new circle-jerk
@desirae_charity @Heygidday @prayerbiker
This is the biggest circle-jerks I’ve seen on Twitter. This one spans a huge number of accounts, and I think I’m only scraping the surface with these.
@FictionEbooks7 @CarEbooks @FreedomEbooks @VegetarianEbook @HistoryEbooks @GamesEbooks @Insomnia_books @CraftsEbooks @Credit_ebooks @ebooks_authors @FishingEbooks @Company_Ebooks @Arthritis_ebook @PepperEbooks @EducationEbook @FreedomEbooks @JourneyEbooks @Men_And_Woman @Company_Ebooks @AthleteEbooks @HairEbooks @SolersSportsEbk @FriendsEbooks @1000_ebooks @FreeEbooks7 @ExerciseEbooks @Marriage_Ebook @MamaEbooks @SpeakEbooks @EBusiness_Ebook @AcneEbooks @HouseEbooks @ChristmasEbook @DiabetEbooks @FootballEbooks @Health_Ebooks @CoverDdesign @InvestingEbookz @Ebook_Compilers @DepressionBook @Hosting_Ebooks
This is what I call a Twitter-Circle Jerk. One account teases to another, teases to another, teases to another, all the way around until the circle is complete.
Feel free to add circle-jerks if all it is you’re looking for is a follower count. But for quality followers, take the time to check out Twitter accounts.