OK, the latest stats by they guys over at Popular Mechanics show that 41 percent of your Twitter followers are Bots or fictitious people, and 41 percent are real people and 18 percent are real companies.
How is that for some stats? Now I am extrapolating here, but I suspect that the numbers are about the same for Facebook as well.
So, if you want to get 20.000 real followers you need to get about 50,000 followers.
Do with this info as you will.
Andrew Easy Anderson