Are There Fake Users on Social Media?

Manti

It seems as if now a day everyone throughout the world has some type of social media account.  Facebook. Twitter. MySpace. You name it. Grandmas to young kids now know how to browse through these different sites.  But how do we know that the person behind the profile is real? Could the profile be fake—someone posing to be another person or a business creating fake users to get followers?  How are we supposed to figure out the real from the phony?

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MTV Takes Latino Angle on Mobile Social Network

Con3xion (Connection) will be based around the Tr3s, their Latino youth-oriented channel. It is slated for a mid-December launch with the help of San Diego-based mobile social networking company Intercasting Corp, focusing on Hispanic youths who are heavy users of mobile technology, according to the company.

Here are some statistics that they’re basing their plans after:

  • Hispanics who own a cell phone with media capabilities: 63%.
  • Non-Latinos with media-capable mobile devices: 46%. (more…)

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