PinkLighthouse.com is now on Twitter, like so many other sites and people.
As far as I’m concerned, the jury is still out on Twitter. While I use it for several other sites and can see its usefulness in many applications, I also see the ridiculousness of it.
But I thought PinkLighthouse being on Twitter could engage some interesting discussions. When this site is experiencing glitches (which, thank goodness, doesn’t happen often) you can check in on our Twitter feed and get the status of things.
And in the less than 24 hours since PinkLighthouse.com joined Twitter, I’ve already discovered pyramid schemes on Twitter!
It’s called “Viral Followers” and there are several sites online where you can sign up to be part of this scheme.
It works like this:
- You go to one of these websites and enter your Twitter username and password and it “retweets” a message to six or eight other Twitter users
- As a result, you will automatically start “following” the 6 or 8 people in front of you “in the system.”
- Your “retweet” contains a link to the viral follower site and when others follow this link and sign up to do the same thing, they will have to automatically follow you
- You get more and more followers as a result.
Isn’t that exciting?! It’s a pyramid scheme to get you more Twitter followers! Yea!
And it continues on and on, up to 7 levels deep until you have ten of thousands of followers! As one of these viral follower sites says, you could get over 87,000 followers “if the scenario…happens exactly as I described it.”
Where have we heard this before? Oh…that’s right! MLM! You recruit a bunch of people and they recruit people and if everything happens just the way their little diagrams show, you end up making a bunch of money!
So you can collect thousands and thousands of Twitter followers, and if you’re lucky, maybe one or two of those people will give a hoot about you or your business or website (since this is what most of these people are trying to promote.)
I know that the people participating in these types of pyramid schemes think that more followers are going to translate into more money or visibility for them. But have they stopped to think how ridiculous it is to blast their “tweets” to anyone and everyone who signs up for this thing?
You can market your brains out, but if you message isn’t going to the right people, the people who are interested in and might need your service or product, you are COMPLETELY wasting your time.
But hey…if you get bored collecting “friends” on Facebook, at least you now know you can head over to Twitter and collect “followers” as well.