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Dispatches: Celebs, Brands and Fake Fans on Channel 4 at 8pm on Monday

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  1. boombap

    boombap Junior Member

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    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/02/click-farms-appearance-online-popularity

    This will be an interesting watch.

    Dispatches found one boss in Bangladesh who boasted of being "king of Facebook" for his ability to create accounts and then use them to create hundreds or thousands of fake likes. Click farms have become a growing challenge for companies which rely on social media measurements ? meant to indicate approval by real users ? to estimate the popularity of their products. For the workers, though, it is miserable work, sitting at screens in dingy rooms facing a blank wall, with windows covered by bars, and sometimes working through the night. For that, they could have to generate 1,000 likes or follow 1,000 people on Twitter to earn a single US dollar.
     
  2. Chris22

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    I know of too many "King of (insert social network here)". Any guy who couldn't figure out how to automate his gig and instead relies on human slave labor is no king of anything.
     
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    A king who must force those below him to work for his gain, is no king at all.
     
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  4. boombap

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    When i first read the article this was my immediate thought i find it crazy to think someone would operate this way, why would you use human slaves it doesn't even make sense. I have a feeling this show may just be a 'hit piece' on the social marketing industry... lets see on monday
     
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    That guy obviously hasn't found BHW yet, lol
     
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    Lol, they're talking about it on BBC news right now... They know nothing!!! It's laughable.