Wow, 4,400 members in the Hooping Game!!
I can’t tell how excited that makes me. Ever since there’s been 14 members in the group, I get giddy and jump up and down anytime I see that thing add members. Seriously, its like gangbusters.
But I have to wonder too, just how many of these new additions are bots? Well, if I listen to the good folks over at Veritasium, quite a few actually. The truth is, all kinds of hooping pages are showing a huge surge in membership lately, and it makes me wonder if hooping is finally popular enough to attract the attention of the click-farmers. And as we know, click farming is BIG business.
According to this facebook article, facebook farming is a 200 million dollar a year business in Italy.
And when you boil it down, hooping is a ripe activity to attract the attention of farmers, who often seed their farms with growing likes and interests in order to diversify their accounts.
So, while I LOVE the attention that the hooping game, unity, and other groups are getting of late, I also have to watch the numbers skeptically. When Facebook deleted 83 million accounts, it represented 9% of the total facebook members that existed at the time. It didn’t take very long for Facebook not only to eclipse that number, but go into ludicrous speed thereafter: nowadays, Facebook has 1.3 billion members. Do you honestly think 9% of those are still fakes in such a short time? Between you and me, its probably way more – like, panic in the streets more, facebook-investors-jumping-out-the-window more. Which brings another interesting question: now that facebook is publicly traded, do you think they will EVER admit this is going on?
But that’s okay though. Because in the end, I talk to most of you anyway, I know you, you know us, and we get on like spring peas.
If anything, its a sign that we are growing.