Within 24 hours, my profile had jumped, as promised. Instead of having about 2,600 followers, I was now in the 6,600 range. I remember the rush I got as I saw notifications fly by alerting me to more and more users who were following me. Even though I knew that none of them had any interest in me or my tweets, I was still thrilled. Sixty-six hundred followers! Once my 4,000 purchased followers were onboard, I used the Twitter API to make another grab of my followers list, which I compared with my earlier list to create a list of the 4,000 fake Twitter accounts following me. This was exciting stuff. In my line of work, having access to such a clean data set is not easy to come by.