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Within a week of its launch, @ClydeCoastPath had over 250 Twitter followers. It has since grown considerably beyond that. The name @ClydeCoastPath was chosen as including “Coastal” made the name too long for Twitter.

Our followers are all over the world. All have an interest in Scotland, walking, long distance routes or they just hope to sell us something.

Clearly there are many scripts out there which fail the Turing Test and send messages such as: “Hi Clyde, Would you “like” our Facebook page?” We do not have a Facebook page and my first name is not Clyde. Clyde was the symbol of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

[Alan Turing was the brilliant computer scientist associated with breaking the Enigma Code who defined the test for a computer that it could not be distinguished from a human. The Captcha  ( "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart") is the most common..]

We now send frequent information about the Path via Twitter. If all our followers re-tweeted our tweets, we would reach over a million folk. Our challenge is to make the tweets interesting enough for this to happen.

UPDATE: On 2014-07-01, one month after starting on Twitter. we had 1000 followers.

UPDATE: On 2014-08-01, two months after starting on Twitter, we had 1600 followers.

UPDATE: By 2014-09-01, three months after starting on Twitter, we had 2000 followers.

UPDATE: By 2014-11-01, five months after starting on Twitter, we had 3000 followers.

UPDATE: By 2014-12-01, six months after starting on Twitter, we had 4000 followers.

UPDATE: By 2015-01-01, seven months after starting on Twitter, we had 5000 followers.

UPDATE: By 2015-02-01, eight months after starting on Twitter, we had 6000 followers.

UPDATE  By 2015-06-01, one year after starting on Twitter, we had 10,000 folowers.

For current followers se below..

2014-06-01  @ClydeCoastPath launched on Twitter

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