Danielle Staub Buys Twitter Followers To Feel More Relevant!

November 19, 2012 | By | 72 Replies Continue Reading


Former RHONJ star Danielle Staub has been rumored to be returning to The Real Housewives and is trying her hardest to make herself as relevant as she can! Thanks to AllAboutTRH reader Kim, it looks like Danielle Staub is another one of those housewives who decided to buy twitter followers to feel better about herself!

Last week, Danielle Staub had a little over 100,000 followers and now has over 300,000 followers! That’s a HUGE jump considering she’s not doing anything and that would never be likely to happen! I don’t understand why these housewives feel the need to buy followers. Does it honestly make them feel cool? Will never understand it..

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  1. ladynblack says:

    I follow her and I’m pissed I didn’t get paid!

  2. Brooks says:

    How do you buy twitter followers? How can I be paid to follow someone??? Lol.

  3. Helen Wheels says:

    I think this speculation is unfounded. You provide nothing to back it up. Looking at it based solely on what we do know, we KNOW Danielle is nothing if not a lightning rod for drama. Once it was announced from the rooftops that Danielle was returning to RHONJ I would imagine that it could well happen. I could see fans of the show making SURE they followed Danielle on twitter now just to see if she drops a couple of bombs on her way back through the Bravo door.

    Even though I don’t use it, there’s no arguing with the FACT that twitter is a much-used social media. Inasmuch as we’re speculating, I have to say a couple hundred thousand new followers is not without the realm of possibility.

    • PandaBear says:

      Completely agree. Danielle’s name has been all over the blogs concerning a return, people really want to know if she’s coming back.

    • Annie says:

      I agree. Danielle’s become really poplar with the viewers lately ever since she exposed Melissa. Maybe the reason she has so many more followers now is because they want to know more about what went on between her and Melissa. It doesn’t necessarily mean she is buying followers.

    • michers says:

      Hey Helen :)

      • Helen Wheels says:

        Hey yourself, Michers! Had a thought I thought I’d share. A sort of stream-of-consciousness thing that happened when I looked at the site pic here of Danielle. When I first looked at it, it made me think of Daniel Day-Lewis. Why, you may ask? Well, because he made a movie titled, “My Left Foot.” Danielle, in this picture made me think of a new title, “My Left Tit.” Remember when her leftie was square (that harpy Kim Grannytail was making sure everyone knew about it when she was screaming about Danielle’s “square tit” on the steps of that local eatery).

        Anyway, I presume Danielle went back to that strip mall surgeon (you remember, the one with the burned-out neon letters in his “medical center’s” roof sign) because the left one, the “square tit” is now decidedly round. In fact it’s so round and perky it looks like a fresh-picked orange next to a week-old mango (I refer, of course, to the right breast which appears to not have been perked up when leftie got the re-work).

        Why, oh why, do women of a certain age feel compelled to continue to so obviously “market” themselves. What kills me is the idea is to obviously attract attention but what good it is when it draws the eye to an anomaly that could go otherwise unnoticed. The only thing required is good taste in fashion and a realistic sense of self.

        Anyone else notice?

        • michers says:

          Ha! The tit fight in public after their lunch was hysterical! So much for best friends, LOL! And that movie you mention- great flick. I have not seen that in YEARS! Ummm yeah, that is a bit awkward that she went from square to perfectly circular , leaving the right one out to shrivel ;)

    • Tracy says:

      Are you people joking? You think that Danielle Staub can get over 150 thousand followers in a matter of 5 days..we get you all of a sudden like her now that she is on “team teresa” but it’s CLEAR she bought those followers and if this was a story about melissa, you’d all be like OMG SHE BOUGHT ALL THOSE FOLLOWERS!

      • Dana says:

        Have to agree with Tracy. Doesn’t matter how much media a housewife gets..Melissa and teresa get this every day and don’t gain over 150,000 followers because they’re being talked about in a week

        • mark says:

          Teresa is the only housewife that does not buy followers. I have followed her for years and watched her numbers go up slow and steady. Melissa Gorga is the housewife that i actually laughed at when i saw her numbers go up 4 different times 100,000 each time over night. Everything about how much Melissa lies and tries to deceive people grosses me out. I can not wait for her to get her karma.

    • etta says:

      I have to agree with you on that.But don`t even tell me Caro is not buyin followers.

    • kydnaas says:

      No evidence provided aside from a reader’s name. This should have been posted as a speculation article lol. Since the news broke that Danielle may be returning to RHONJ, tons of people have been tweeting about. That definitely could be a reason as to why she has new followers.

  4. Josh says:

    Danielle is brilliant. I did find it odd that her number of followers jumped so quick, but, look @ Jacq. Laurita and Teresa’s numbers. I think Danielle’s jumped because of all the news regarding her return, and all the RHONJ audience followed her. I don’t know, just a thought.

    • Tracy says:

      Josh, peoples numbers do go up but they don’t go up 150,000 thousand followers. Teresa has been on 4 season and has 500,000 followers plus celebrity apprentice. If that was the case and since she’s the most talked about housewife she would be at almost a million followers

    • Estelle says:

      I think Danielle bought followers in the hopes that Bravo might be misled into thinking people really do want her back on the show.

      Andy Cohen probably shouldn’t have made his remark about Bravo paying attention to social media. I think some of these women are now not only buying followers but enlisting the services of people to run ramshackle over the blogs on their behalf. Unfortunately, Bravo’s researchers are fully aware of this maneuver. Which is why Jill was so embarrassed lol.

      • GeesLouise says:

        Wait… why was Jill embarrassed? lol I’m new to most of the RHONY drama

        • Estelle says:

          Jill was on WWHL recently, and toward the end of the interview she started bragging to Andy about how many followers she has. Andy asked her if she bought her followers (which was incredible), and Jill was furious.

  5. michers says:

    Well, if she buys them, she is not the first and will not be the last !!

  6. cindy says:

    I don’t see the point of doing such thing! Most of them act like they’re to cool to follow random people. Look at Teresa she follows a lot of people. Actually, She is pretty smart for doing that.That’s what help your brands grow!

  7. LoveT says:

    Maybe a lot of people decided to follow her now that is out she is in S5… I even feel tempted to follow her. jejejejej

  8. Honnie Badger says:

    Danielle Staub, in my opinion, does not need to buy Twitter followers. I agree with Helen Wheels (above), who offered a clearly plausible reason as to why Danielle’s follower count increased.

    Danielle is certainly a spicy character who gives great camera-face commentaries. Her personality is far from bland, and I can see her following count jump so high because of recent news of her potential return to the scene of the crimes, per se.

    • mzjulesaz says:

      The reality of it is that there are a good chunk of the audience that flat out don’t tweet. You can tell that based upon the comments in the Bravo blogs and other random blogs. But to think that it would jump that much in one week I do call BS.

  9. DebV says:

    I was curious so I took a look at her list of followers. Just scroll through and see how many of them have the same avatar. There is another suspicious block of followers out there that share the same avatar that are followed by Teresa, Alex and Simon. I think they are all guilty directly or indirectly of padding their followers.

    • Estelle says:

      Interesting!

    • etta says:

      If that is the case why do we not see these increases on Teresa`s account?

      • DebV says:

        Etta, I don’t have an answer to your question. My comment was based on observation. The number of followers mean nothing if they are not real people. While Teresa has 600K plus followers, many of them seem to be from spam bots.

        • holy cannoli says:

          I’m curious DebV

          Did you check out Melissa, Kathy? there have been rumors for quite some time about their twitter accts. Also Jacquelines went up quite a bit too pretty recently, hers was always low compared to Teresa and Caroline.

          Like I said I’m just curious.

          • mzjulesaz says:

            Also … check out the facebook likes and compare to the twitter followers. The don’t correlate in the least.

          • DebV says:

            Holy …. no I didn’t. I looked at Danielle’s because there was a difference of opinion here about whether or not she bought followers. It doesn’t really matter to me if Jac, Carolyn, Teresa, Danielle, or any other housewife buys followers. My point was that it could be possible that ALL of them have padded their counts and if you look at their followers you begin to see patterns that raise questions.

          • holy cannoli says:

            Gotcha DebV

  10. LifeIsGood says:

    Maybe I am alone in this, but I don’t have a problem if she did buy the followers. To her, and the other housewives, these shows are how they make their living – it’s a business. Twitter is a tool to help them craft and maintain their public image. If they want to create the illusion that their fanbase is larger than it actually is to increase their value, I think it’s a smart move and it’s no more dishonest than having plastic surgery to appear younger, or spending a small fortune on a wardrobe to appear more prosperous.

    Having said that, it’s not always wise to create these illusions – it can backfire in a big way as it did to Melissa. When she and Joe made their spec house their primary residence they violated the terms of the construction loan. She took it too far.

    I’ve always admired Teresa’s use of social media. She strikes a good balance between promoting her businesses and providing glimpses into her family life without taking it too far. The other housewives would be wise to follow her lead.

  11. LifeIsGood says:

    Maybe I am alone in this, but I don’t have a problem if she did buy the followers. To her, and the other housewives, these shows are how they make their living – it’s a business. Twitter is a tool to help them craft and maintain their public image. If they want to create the illusion that their fanbase is larger than it actually is to increase their value, I think it’s a smart move and it’s no more dishonest than having plastic surgery to appear younger, or spending a small fortune on a wardrobe to appear more prosperous.

    Having said that, it’s not always wise to create these illusions – it can backfire in a big way as it did to Melissa. When she and Joe made their spec house their primary residence they violated the terms of the construction loan. She took it too far.

    I’ve always admired Teresa’s use of social media. She strikes a good balance between promoting her businesses and providing glimpses into her family life without taking it too far. The other housewives would be wise to follow her lead.

  12. tenbit says:

    I just recently started following her. Wanna keep up with any possible new developments!!;-)

  13. Kristina says:

    While I agree that it is entirely possible for her numbers to go up over the past week, given the recent news….there is no way in hell that her followers would have tripled in 5 days. She’s just not that relevant…not to mention, not everyone who watches the housewives use twitter. And even the news about her possibly returning this season is hot….it’s not definite, it’s just a rumor. Yes, I’m sure some devoted fans who use twitter probably started following her, but over 200,000…. I think not! Danielle is not stupid…and most likely what this means is that she is NOT contracted for season 5. There is probably some talk about her appearing here and there while filming….maybe a little money was offered, and she figured if she added followers…bravo would sweeten the deal. Sadly for her, Bravo is smarter then that…and I’m sure they now her followers are fake. It’s a stunt to get Bravo to sign her and pay her, nothing more.

  14. SCARY LARRY says:

    I was just wondering if you Teresa fans really think that Daniells is not coming on here to eventually have a hate fest with Teresa? We all know that Andy wants blood and loves the blood. I wonder if Danielle will take over my top hatred spot that Teresa has exclusively owned for a very long time. It is hard for the heavyweight champ to be knocked off but Danielle has a shot. Lets get ready to rumble!!!

    • rhfan says:

      If she does come back, which I hope she doesn’t; I don’t think anyone will be off limits.

      Tre did somethings to Danielle that I don’t think she has forgotten. Danielle seems to be the type to hold a grudge. I don’t doubt that Dan & Tre will eventually “rumble”. As a Tre fan, I don’t think the return of Dan is would be good for Tre.

      I do agree that AC would love another “hare fest”

      • rhfan says:

        “Hate fest”

        Sorry, that multitasking is a killer

      • michers says:

        Hmm. I think that the worst T did was flipping the table and prostitution whore.. while Caro on the other hand, had her ” investigated”, dug around for a bit to pull things up about her past, talk to everyone in town about it, and humiliated her on national tv. Prior to the flip heard around the world, T actually did try to maintain civility and friendship with Danielle, along with Jax. T had more of an understanding and keep the peace with Daniele versus some others on the show. Then again, D came out her last season a little bit overwhelming with her little bodyguard crew and mafia-like mentality! Damn! She was good tv though- made me chuckle!

        • rhfan says:

          Tre also told all the ladies about Danielle’s sexcapades with JoeGiudices friend, the one who said he would stop by D’s house for bj’s. Tre chased D down at the fashion show. Even though she tried to get the kids out of the room, Tre did call D a prostitution whore in front of D’s girls. Those are things I doubt D forgot.

          Don’t get me wrong, I think Caro is on D’s list too. I just don’t think Tre and Danielle will be sitting down for tea anytime soon.

          • michers says:

            True ! I forgot some of that! I think Teresa brought those examples out on the heat of it all, after Don Caro started investigating and, hello T is gonna have Dina’s back! My point is, that even though Jax is a loon , Teresa did try many times to befriend Danielle prior to the “final dinner”! I agree though- I think there was too much done and said for them to be “friends”, but stranger things have happened!

          • Anacapri says:

            “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”

  15. Aunt Sadie says:

    I think bravo has paid followers. Then the put out who to follow to make their numbers jump for more drama. Look at each of the housewives shows, they all have one person that has the paid followers. They all say roughly the same thing too lol.

  16. madanjones says:

    Go to twitteraudit.com. the followers were bought. I think their publicists buy them.

  17. cats-eye says:

    Hi you guys, you know i read that she was coming back months ago and it was said by Andy Cohen himself,he was asked a question about who he was going to hire for season 5 because there were 2 openings and he said well of course i’m going to bring the last person that worked on the Jersey Housewives Danielle.Now i read this in a magazine so i couldn’t tell if he was kidding.Wasn’t Tre talking to Danielle at the end the taping of the show to get information on Mellisa,and that really pissed off Jac?For me i couldn’t watch her again.

  18. Anacapri says:

    Now I am thinking I would like to see Danielle come back-…and somehow have information about the shady business that many believe goes on with the Brownstone! Oh and maybe a tape with Albert and his girlfriend!

  19. Anacapri says:

    You know- I am really starting to think she IS coming back!

  20. hoodie417 says:

    I went to TwitterAudit.com and this is what I found:

    Jacq: 59% real
    Caro: 60%
    Danielle: 52%
    Teresa: 58%
    Andy Cohen: 67%

    This is the percentage of total followers that are real. Interesting stuff.

    • holy cannoli says:

      I was just on Stoopid Houswives and she has a new post up about Danieles twitter act. Someone went on twitter audit there also and had a different acct. of things..Hmm. I wonder how accurate it is?

      • hoodie417 says:

        I have no idea how accurate it is. They all seem to be around the same percentage. I just did the ones whose Twitter handle I knew.

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