Buying fake Twitter followers

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Elliot Loh thought it’d be funny to buy someone 1,000 fake Twitter followers:

So I did.

BuyRealMarketing.com will sell you 1,000 Twitter followers for $15, so I paid my money, specified @loh’s Twitter account, sat back and waited.

Six days later, they hadn’t turned up, so I prodded a BuyRealMarketing representative on Twitter and two days later, Elliott suddenly had 1,487 new followers (I guess they threw in a few hundred extra to make up for being slow to deliver):

Interestingly, these new followers don’t seem to be recognised as fakes by StatusPeople‘s Fake Follower Check tool (although it could simply be that the tool hasn’t refreshed its data since Elliott himself checked, just before his new followers arrived):

At a time when Mitt Romney is under fire for having fake Twitter followers, I found it interesting that it was so easy to buy fake followers for someone else’s account.

Thanks to Elliott for being such a sporting guinea pig.

Written by jackgavigan

August 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

Posted in Silliness

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