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.