By: Scott Grant
On Monday, January 15th at 7:00 P.M. or so, I decided to venture into the world of purchasing followers for my social media accounts. For this experiment I decided to use my Instagram, because who doesnâ€™t want more Instagram followers?
Forty-five minutes into the experiment, Â only one account had followed me. I thought either this was a scam or it takes a while. I was worried that I wasted $12.77 and Iâ€™m not going to get 1000 followers but rather a single follower.
I went to bed not knowing if Iâ€™d been scammed and about to lose all the money in my bank account.
I woke up the next morning and checked my phone, curious to see if I had any new followers. I had no notifications, but I Â realized Â I had turned off my IG notifications. I went to my account and saw Â I had 100 new followers and Â thought to myself: â€œokay, thatâ€™s something.â€ I checked my profile and saw that I had gained 1003 followers in total. I laughed.
I posted the results on Snapchat, and I got numerous replies asking â€œis it real?â€ and â€œdid you actually buy followers?â€ and my favourite â€œHow? And do the accounts seem real?â€
Well, itâ€™s real folks, the accounts seem real but are more or less fake. They arenâ€™t gonna like your pictures and they wonâ€™t go away and unfollow you, unless, of course, you block them. I have decided that from now on, I will only be buying people likes and followers as gifts. Gotta help the homies gain that clout.