Don’t have as many friends as you’d like? Not enough people looking at your wall on Facebook? An Australian marketing company has the answer to your problem. It will sell you some new friends.
uSocial will help you attract 1,000 new friends for $177. If you’re the real social butterfly – but if you were, you wouldn’t need the help, right? – you can buy 10,000 friends for $1,167.
The reason for all of this is simple. Social marketing sites have a big potential for advertising revenue. If your business is on Facebook, thousands more “friends” could be targeted consumers for what you’re selling.
uSocial has already had success offering this service to Twitter users, but Twitter and other social networking sites have raised concerns about spam messages and the idea that selling this type of service might be wrong.