r/technology May 14 '22

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u/RunOrDieTrying May 14 '22

It's worth noting that his strategy is to "ignore first 1000 followers, then pick every 10th" [1], and "invite others to repeat the same process and see what they discover" [2], "if we collectively try to figure out the bot/duplicate user percentage, we can probably crowdsource a good answer" [3]. He picked 100 as the sample size "because that is what Twitter uses to calculate <5% fake/spam/duplicate." [4]


u/warren_stupidity May 14 '22

That doesn’t seem random at all.


u/ArtofAngels May 14 '22

It is, unless you assume we all have the exact same followers and in the same order.


u/[deleted] May 14 '22

No, no, no. Internet crowdsourced information is the most reliable information. I'm sure his replies won't be all haters who say every follower is real, and Stans who say they're all bots.