“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.” —Benjamin Franklin
On CNN recently: Women selling their positive home pregnancy tests to other women on Craigslist for the purpose of trapping their boyfriends into marriage, most popular around military bases. Now, there’s a good way to start a long life of suffering! Another news report from the New York Times: Companies are now selling social media “support” services where you can pay to have them bolster your Twitter followers and Facebook friends. The reporter shared how $5 brought him 4,000 new “friends.” Had he splurged for $3,700, he could have had a million on his Instagram photo account.
This isn’t new. I know of many marketing “gurus” who have paid someone in India to fluff up their social media followers, jamming these channels with a whole lot of people that they don’t want, in an attempt to look popular. In my opinion, it’s a bad idea. But how many of YOU use the same type of lame tactics and metrics to trap new customers?