Your wish has been granted – now it’s time to celebrate!
888ladies recently promoted a campaign titled Make 2014 Great. Launched in tandem with the fabulous makeover that the site recently underwent, this exciting promotion played out on 1 January at 9 PM. At stake was £4000 waiting to be won on New Year’s Day. 888ladies was determined to start 2014 right, and rolled out one of its most ambitious promotional packages ever. Cards were made available for £1 each, and the action took place under the specials tab in the lobby. A minimum of 1 card could be purchased and a maximum of 96 cards was allowed. The game of choice: 75 ball bingo with a 5 x 5 grid and up to 24 numbers needed to complete the winning ticket.
The 888ladies Facebook Campaign
As part of the Make 2014 Great promotion, 888 ladies took to social media networks like Facebook to promote the Make a Wish competition. To enter, 888ladies fans simply need to upload an image of something that would make 2014 great for them. The maximum prize value up for grabs with £400, and scores of contestants took to 888Ladies Facebook page to upload pictures of food processors, DVDs, TVs, toasters, sandwich machines and so forth. The winner would easily be determined by the number of likes associated with their particular wish. After the top contestants had been selected for final consideration, a panel of judges would decide upon a winner.
One particular player 888ladies, Champagne31 had an altogether different kind of wish. As a regular player of 888ladies, she knows all about community spirit and interaction. Her wish was simple: she needed money to purchase a wheelchair. The moment the fellow competitors saw what she had posted, the likes started rolling in by the truckload. Suffice it to say, she won the competition hands down. But their luck didn’t end there – she also managed to find true love in 2014. So it all seems to be coming together for Champagne31 and others at 888ladies.
Starting a website with one idea and then changing It over time is usually a lose-lose situation. Many time when a website does this, it loses all it’s original fans and has a hard time gathering new fans. This is not the case with Hot or Not.
Hot or Not was originally a photo rating website. People would upload their photos and readers who visited the blog could rate the hotness of each photo. Real people submitted read photos. It was organic and fun. Your rating would quickly show up and you could see how other people voted.
Over time Hot or Not became a bona fide dating MeetMe. Not only could you still rank the photos but also click yes or no if you wanted to meet the person. There is also an online app and the ability to sign in via Facebook. The app is free and available for both IPhones and Android phones. Use this link to download the app: http://www.tryhotornot.com
Not only can you find out how hot you are but you can also meet the people who think you are hot. It’s a simple yet effective way for people to connect. It is simple and quick to sign up. You are not filling out a questioner that takes 3 days to complete and it works. With the Facebook integration on your phone you can quickly catch up on who you would like to know better and find out who has been looking at you too. You can chat with them online or offline. You can make your own choices, the website does not interfere and choose who you can date or have access to. It’s all between the two people involved. Which is the whole point! Bringing people together is the purpose of Meetme. It’s all easy and fun.
Check out the Hot or Not new app in a familiar area, FACEBOOK!
And to make your dating life even more fun, you could win $1,000 in their sweepstakes here http://www.apptism.com/sweepstakes
Now more than ever, the Internet and social media have dominated all aspects of modern life. To be seen carrying around a flip phone nowadays it considered a shameful act, while not having a Facebook or Twitter account sets off the “creeper” alarm in our society. Businesses started to understand the gravity of our Internet addiction more than 10 years ago, thus jumping on the social media cash cow and rode it all the way to the bank…or so we thought. “Selling clicks,” or the process of paying for fake endorsements such as Facebook likes or more recently buying Twitter followers, has become big business in recent years. Millions of fraudulent endorsements across multiple social media sites have exploded, causing grossly inflated numbers of people “liking” various businesses in an attempt to increase its customer base and social media presence. All the big-wig social media sites have been hit by the influx: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and even Pinterest.
Numerous “click farms” sell companies fake Twitter followers in exchange for a fee, in the hopes of improving sales and brand recognition. Fresh Followers.net, one of the many sites that sells fake Twitter endorsements offers customers a chance to buy 1,000 Twitter followers for the low price of $15 with guaranteed delivery within 1-3 days. For $50 you can pick yourself up a nice group of 10,000 new followers.
This sleazy practice is not simply limited to commercial companies however. Many celebrities have been buying followers as well to garner greater popularity within the Twitter community. Everyone, including celebrities and businesses are trying to achieve (and maintain) a mirage of a massive fan base so as to hold up against the increasingly stringent competition. This sad display is reminiscent of a puffer fish in its last moments when facing a predator, the huge size isn’t fooling anyone…you still end up as lunch.
When will this madness of buying Twitter followers end you may ask? Sadly, not anytime soon. It is projected that the buying of Twitter followers will increase exponentially in 2014. As long as there are people willing to buy, the “click farms” will keep on selling. Also, this scandal goes all the way to the top, for the US State Department was even involved in buying Facebook likes ($630,000 worth to be exact). The lack of government regulation allows for the bad business practice to continue virtually unchecked. It makes us as a society question the validity of that huge number of followers Burger King now has or if Britney Spears is truly that “likable.” The question from now on when I log in to my Twitter account will always resonate in my mind is: Will the real followers please stand up?