‘How much do you like courgettes? According to one Facebook page devoted to them, hundreds of people find them delightful enough to click the “like” button – even with dozens of other pages about courgettes to choose from.
‘There’s just one problem: the liking was fake, done by a team of low-paid workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, whose boss demanded just $15 per thousand “likes” at his “click farm“. Workers punching the keys might be on a three-shift system, and be paid as little as $120 a year.
‘The ease with which a humble vegetable could win approval calls into question the basis on which many modern companies measure success online – through Facebook likes, YouTube video views and Twitter followers…’
Is Twitter Another Victim of Own Success?
Most of my Twitter followers have thousands of their own and I wonder why they follow me. But lately, I noticed that Twitter is becoming more and more a colder community. I’ve been wanting to rant about the Twitter egotists for a week now. This article removed my hesitation:
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