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. Read more