Jack Yan
Global  |  Leadership  |  Experience  |  Media  |  Videos
Blog  |  Contact
 
  You can’t beat Wellington. Follow me on Mastodon Follow me on Twitter Check out my Instagram account Follow me on Drivetribe Follow me on Tumblr Follow me on Linkedin Follow me on Weibo Join my page on Facebook Follow me on Pinterest Subscribe to my blog’s RSS feed  

 

Share this page




Quick links


Surf to the online edition of Lucire





Add feeds



Get this blog via email
Enter your Email


Powered by FeedBlitz

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner



 

The Persuader

My personal blog, started in 2006.



« | »

09.10.2014

How many Facebook bots do you see in an evening? I count over 250

You are currently browsing comments. If you would like to return to the full story, you can read the full entry here: “How many Facebook bots do you see in an evening? I count over 250”.


Filed under: business, internet, marketing, USA—Jack Yan @ 14.28

11 Responses to ‘How many Facebook bots do you see in an evening? I count over 250’

  1. […] that’s the message their friends in Wall Street want to hear, that Facebook and Instagram are overrun with bots while legitimate users get […]

  2. […] Even on Instagram, they prefer bots to legitimate users « Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on How many Facebook bots do you see in an evening? I count over 250 […]

  3. […] Facebook says it cares about security, I laugh. Every day I see bots, spammers and click-farm workers plague the site, and despite reporting them, Facebook lets them […]

  4. […] In 2014, I began warning that Facebook’s user numbers were false, and I also began saying that at some point, the site would boast more people than there were online users on Earth. (In fact, I said this very thing again earlier this week, ironically on a friend’s Facebook, above.)    I couldn’t see how the site could cite more than one thousand million users, given that by that point, the majority of the “users” I saw on the site joining my groups were bots. I made the warning again last year.    Now that Facebook has done something about the bots, or at least put mechanisms in place where we can identify them more readily, I’ve been seeing falls in user numbers in groups.    Finally, in 2017, the tech press catches on, even though if in 2014 you could find over 250 bots a night, you should have been suspicious of any user numbers Facebook was claiming.    Marketwatch notes: […]

  5. […] And those requests are coming from bots. Facebook hasn’t fixed its bot problem—far from it. This reached epidemic levels in 2014, and it’s continued in 2018—four years and one US presidential election later. As discussed […]

  6. […] identities.    I could have told you about the fake Facebook presences in 2014. Hang on, I did. There was an entire series of blog posts about it here and on my Tumblr.    While I […]

  7. […] the wall.    We always knew Facebook’s user numbers were bogus, considering how many bots there are on the system. It would be more when people wanted to buy advertising, and it would be […]

  8. […] always knew Facebook’s user numbers were bogus, considering how many bots there are on the system. It would be more when people wanted to buy advertising, and it would be […]

  9. […] than in government censuses—then that is a worry.    That leads me on to another point: bots. This place is full of them. I used to see more bots in my group queues than humans. I report them. […]

  10. […] healthy for us.    I can add the following, that many of you who read this blog know: Facebook is full of bots, with false claims about their audience, and engages in actual distribution of questionable […]

  11. […] often—reminds me of where I was four or five years ago. And we all now know about Facebook bots, four years after I warned of an ‘epidemic’.    It’s as I always expected: those of us who use these sites more heavily […]

Leave a reply