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More than 18.9 million users (29pc of Instagram’s total) vanished yesterday amid the Instagram Rapture, as the image sharing social media service cracked down on a problem itself, Twitter and Facebook are constantly battling.
Justin Bieber lost 15pc of his followers, Kim Kardashian 5.5pc and Ma$e lost so many (dropping from 1.6 million to 272,000) that heapparently quit the service. (siliconrepublic.com)
So who is behind it? The most likely theory we’ve heard is that the accounts themselves were created by the many shady companies that sell Twitter followers—companies whose business practices appear to involve creating huge hordes of accounts that seem just real enough to avoid Twitter’s spam detection services. The best way to appear real, of course, is to scrape the real words of real people—like, say, a bad but decently popular Michael J. Fox joke. (Andy Cush, Gawker)