Buy Facebook Fans, Twitter Followers and YouTube views!!!

I know for a few minutes there you thought I was actually selling (tongue out) but if you didn’t know this already, BBC News Beat has found that you can buy 10,000 YouTube views for as little as £30 (N7,500)!!

It doesn’t stop there… you can actually buy comments to attribute to the views to help authenticate them.

An example of such market is owned by Martin V is based in Ottawa in Canada and runs a company where people can buy tens of thousands of YouTube views and comments for less than £100. A data monitoring company based in America says that it has a list of artists who they believe are buying statistics to increase their popularity with record labels and radio bosses.

Just in case you’re a learner and thinking ‘what’s the point?’, you should know that most people/talents were ‘discovered’ through social networks such as YouTube. For instance, every teenage girls’ sweetheart Justin Bieber was discovered after clocking up millions of views with his YouTube videos and Conor Maynard was discovered by singer Ne-Yo because of the performances he had posted on the video-sharing website. On a recent tour in the UK, singer Ne-Yo signed a British singer/songwriter, Sonna Rele, to his Universal Motown Records label after discovering her on YouTube. According to Ne-Yo, being active on social networking platforms is important, but having high numbers isn’t an issue for him when he’s talent searching.

Alex White is the CEO and co-founder of Next Big Sound, which gathers information on daily physical music and online consumption around the world. He wouldn’t name which artists he suspected had been purchasing its data, but said sometimes it was obvious to see that they had.

Social networks like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube strongly discourage buying of virtual fans, comments, views… whatever applies. while Twitter and YouTube  may delete such culprits’ account, facebook advices quality fans over quantity.

So now that you know, be good and don’t go shopping!! (winks)

Or… What would you do?? 😀