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Who says you can’t buy friends? An Australian online marketing
company is selling friends and fans to Facebook members after offering
a similar service to Twitter users.

Advertising, marketing and promoting company uSocial
said it was targeting social networking sites because of their huge
advertising potential. “Facebook is an extremely effective marketing
tool,” Leon Hill, uSocial CEO, said in a statement.

“The simple fact is that with a large following on Facebook, you
have an instant and targeted group of people you can contact and
promote whatever it is you want to promote,” he added. “The only
problem is that it can be extremely difficult to achieve such a
following, which is where we come in.”

The company offers packages for Facebook, the world’s number one
social networking site, that start at 1,000 friends up to 10,000
friends at costs ranging from $177 to $1,167.

“All we do is send them a welcome message or friend request from the
client. If they decide to go ahead and add that person as a friend or a
fan then they will; if not, then they won’t,” Hill told Australian

Here is more information and I thank Steve White for the pointer.


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