Nieman Foundation at Harvard
How many bots are on Twitter? The question is tough to answer — and misses the point
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Wall Street Journal / Benjamin Mullin and Suzanne Vranica / Dec 5
“According to a recent presentation from theSkimm obtained by The Wall Street Journal, about 80% of its readers are female, and 45% earn more than $100,000 a year, according to the presentation. TheSkimm’s revenue is on pace to double from last year, and it now has more than 60 full-time employees, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company also has more than 25,000 ‘Skimm’bassadors,’ devoted fans of theSkimm who encourage other people to sign up for the newsletter or download the app.” SW