Over the past couple of days I have been seeing on tumblr, twitter and Facebook about fake followers. It isn’t something that is news to me but with all the noise I have to wonder is there some scandal that I have missed or is it people airing their grievances? I have mentioned before in the past that if you got the money you can get a a shit load of services, from plays to followers. But the real question is how can you really tell what is fake and what is real? If anyone was to look at my followers list they would see I have a total if 59. To me that is amazing, to you it might be laughable, out of my 59 I only speak to 1, that’s right only 1. Does that mean that the other 58 are fakes? Not at all as I have spoken to a few at least once and I follow every single one of them back. So using that example lets look at my twitter. I have over 500 and not 1 answers me when I ask a question. I retweet, I respond to posts I even have the odd conversation but as I said if I ask something not 1 will respond. I don’t follow all back on there as well I’ll admit I have then unfollowed because they are dickheads or for other reasons. In the past it is known for record companies to purchase their acts single via the company minions to get that song to number 1. There are lots if practices out there that big companies and people with money will do to your attention and look bigger and better than what they really are. So in conclusion can you tell what’s real from what’s fake? Because you never heard of them does it mean that no-one else has? If your an act trying to get out there would you pay for followers?