Want to be on Twitter but don’t have the time or social media skills to find followers on your own? If that is the case then a new service from Australian social media marketing company uSocial might just be up your alley. For a fee the company will search through Twitter and suggest to people who match your needs that they follow you.
Currently uSocial says they have a 150 customers who have signed up and paid anywhere from the starting fee of $87.00 for a block of a 1,000 Twitter users up to an undisclosed amount for a block of 100,000 people.
Leon Hill, chief executive of uSocial, said the company finds potential followers by searching Twitter and working out what individual users are interested in. It also profiles where people are so it can more closely match users with those they might want to follow.
USocial then sends messages to potential followers telling them about the new Twitter user they might want to follow.
“It’s up to the user to follow them or not,” said Mr Hill. He added that uSocial continues to look for followers until the specified number had signed up.
Source: BBC :: Twitter followers ‘can be bought’
I’m sorry, but this is just a tad too scummy for me. If you are that inept at being able to find people on Twitter who might want to follow you then it’s time to pack it in. I don’t care if you are a company or an individual – using a service like uSocial only show me that you don’t understand social media in the least and will get you blocked.