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[liberationtech] Twitter Underground Market Research - pdf

Bernard Tyers ei8fdb at
Mon Jun 3 10:47:50 PDT 2013

Hello Andrea,

Thanks for sending the presentation. Very interesting.

I have a few questions:

- how did you calculate the "variable cost" for creating a Twitter account and a Facebook account?
- why the difference in cost of creation of each? (Maybe I am missing something obvious...)
- is it possible to quantify the negative effect of a popular twitter account (ending Mercedes Benz, or some celebrity) being exposed as buying followers? (i.e.: does anyone care?)
- what do you think it the affect is on the reputation of the account owner? Is it possible to prove a user did not buy followers? As in, is it possible to prove someone else bought the followers for another account?

Thanks very much!


Andrea St <andst7 at> wrote:
>Dear friends,
>Two weeks ago we presented at Nexa For Internet & Society our Research
>about Twitter and underground market.
>Now you can download here:
>Our research on Nyt part1:
>Our research on Nyt part2 :
>Now we're working on Facebook. If you have any idea or you would like
>to get in touch my email is: andst7 at
>Andrea Stroppa
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