(UPDATED) Want more fans? At a tech conference today, Twitter will reportedly announce an approved and sanctioned way to collect. Just buy a newly created Promoted Account, and Twitter will try to help increase your Twitter following. Their method is to insert you alongside other Twitter users it suggests in its “Who to Follow” feature. Just think, your band's name will be right next to Tila Tequila!
"Twitter will try to make the promotions palatable to users by serving up only relevant accounts, using the same algorithm that it already uses when it suggests “Who to Follow," according to MediaMemo's Mike Kafka.
There has been no word yet on how Twitter's Promoted Accounts will be priced.