Friday, September 04, 2009

Facebook members who buy 'friends' could be banished by AFP: Yahoo! Tech

Sign of the times…

Facebook warned Thursday that members who buy "friends" from an Australian online marketing company could face banishment from the social network.

The Brisbane-based firm, uSocial.net, offered this week to sell a Facebook user 1,000 friends for 177 dollars and 5,000 friends -- the limit imposed by Facebook on a standard profile account -- for 654 dollars.

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USocial chief executive Leon Hill, in a statement promoting his service, said "Facebook is an extremely effective marketing tool as anyone with a large number of targeted friends or fans can attest to.

"The only problem is that it can be extremely difficult to achieve such a following, which is where we come in," Hill said.

Facebook members who buy 'friends' could be banished by AFP: Yahoo! Tech

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