Thursday November 20, 2014

Social Media Bots Offer Phony Friends and Real Profit

In a nutshell, this is what is wrong with the whole social media thing. Well, there's lots of stuff wrong with social media, but you know what I mean. wink

We’ve known about bots for some time (I wrote about them earlier this year, and how anyone can buy a few thousand "friends" for $5). But making these fake accounts used to be difficult, requiring lots of programming deft. Now, even I can make my own آ— and trust me, my programming skills are minimal.

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