Don’t believe those “Likes.”
They are more of what George Smith calls the “Culture of Lickspittle.”
. . . an Associated Press examination has found a growing global marketplace for fake clicks, which tech companies struggle to police. Online records, industry studies and interviews show companies are capitalizing on the opportunity to make millions of dollars by duping social media.
For as little as a half cent each click, websites hawk everything from LinkedIn connections to make members appear more employable to Soundcloud plays to influence record label interest.
Follow the link for more on how “social” media sites are fighting back, as well as the click-fakers’ justifications for fake clicks.
Addendum, Later That Evening:
Words fail me. (Not that I’m all that surprised, but, really, now.)