On Sunday night, the founder of Digg.com (Kevin Rose), made a “tweet” on his Twitter account announcing he was heading over to a buddy’s house . If you’re not familiar with Twitter, putting the “@” symbol before someone’s username will link to their profile on the network and make their name clickable to your followers.
Kevin has a HUGE following, with over 60,000 followers tracking his Twitter status. He just needs to send out one message and it goes viral almost instantly.
The thing about the status update Kevin Rose made on Sunday night was that he made a typo in the username on one of his fellow Twitterers. I happened to see this almost instantly to see who @dlpragers was. Fortunately, the account “dlpragers” didn’t exist, so I signed up for it immediately.
I figured that some of these 60,000+ followers would soon click on the username and see the page didn’t exist and leave it at that.
I took advantage of the situation and made a tweet from my new account linking to my actual Twitter profile. Within 10 minutes I had about 30 new followers (who were complete strangers) and there were even followers on the bogus account as seen below.
Why people would follow someone with one tweet who specifically says to follow another profile is beyond me.
But I’m not complaining. I got some new followers and reaped the benefits of someone else’s typo. Kevin Rose can afford to donate some followers anyway.
Was this an evil thing to do? Maybe, but I’m an Internet Marketer, remember? muhaha. :p
Go ahead and follow me on Twitter if you’re not already.
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