Fake Fans

By Deane Barker on October 26, 2012

Almost Famous: Inside social media’s fake fan industry: This article is a little depressing.  You can inflate the social media “currency” of anything for very little money.

Fred Daniels was launching a new business, and needed instant credibility. He created a Facebook page for his company, then logged onto Freelancer.com and hired someone who could add 5,000 fans to his page in a hurry. Within two days his Facebook Likes had zoomed from single digits to more than 4,500.

Total cost: $30.

This idea of putting stock in the vague and unreliable idea of “connections” is flawed?  Shocking.



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