What's up with the people who join and then a few days later they 'follow' someone new every second. I see it tonight and I saw it the other evening, too, where someone is somehow hitting new names to follow every second. (Almost sixty names in a minute is showing up in their hubtivity.)
I know, I have a few like that following me, one i just discovered a moment ago. I'm not sure if it is computer automated or not? Someone had a post on here a few days ago suggesting it was.
It's an indirect way of getting a lot of traffic quickly as well as comments. Granted the traffic is coming from fellow hubbers usually, but still.
But a lot of them don't even have any hubs. And who ever comments on such a profile? Personally I only read hubbers who have either left me a comment or left me some fan mail. Or someone I had a conversation with in the forum.
Perhaps they had hubs which were flagged as spam or a spun article or something, yet the bot keeps on adding people. I'm not sure, I usually don't pay them much attention.
That is a lot. I enjoy reading other's work, but I've never gone that far. I am finding that it is far better to just visit on the forums, but I do still read others hubs now and then. It is simply a matter of common courtesy for others, as well as learning from others. This is a great conversation topic, by the way.
I think they assume it's a social networking site where having more followers means something more than it does.
That's the thought I've had. I, too, have shown up with a couple of followers that have no hubs - I check who I'm following just to make sure they have'nt somehow subverted HP and now I'm following them (I'm programming illiterate and just assume such things are possible if unlikely)
I've had a couple like that in the last few days - i just ignore it.
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