Some people buy followers on Twitter!

(Seemingly some enterprising folks are willing to make you look more popular by selling you thousands of extra followers on Twitter.    One company, Get Fast Twitter Followers, is based in London and offers a variety of packages – 1,000 followers costs £10 while 20,000 followers costs £150.
Last summer, Republican US presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich was embroiled in controversy after a former staff member for his campaign claimed a firm had been tasked with increasing the politician’s Twitter follower numbers by creating fake accounts.

His campaign denied the allegations, but people search engine PeekYou claimed 92 per cent of Mr Gingrich’s followers were fake. He currently has more than 1.4m.

I’m not sure how many followers I have, or whether the accounts are real or fake, but I can tell you one thing, I’ve never paid for any!)