I got an email from someone I respect as much as anyone in the digital world this morning.
The first line read ‘who is this f*cken muppet?
And that was it.
It was a link to this article – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8130456.stm
Australian social media marketing company uSocial is offering a paid service that finds followers for users of the micro-blogging service.
Followers are available in blocks starting at $87 (£53) for 1,000. The biggest block uSocial is selling is 100,000 people.
Leon Hill, chief executive of uSocial, said the company finds potential followers by searching Twitter and working out what individual users are interested in. It also profiles where people are so it can more closely match users with those they might want to follow.
USocial then sends messages to potential followers telling them about the new Twitter user they might want to follow.
I’m not sure what makes me more embarassed to be Australian – Leon Hill or Peter Andre. I’m leaning towards Leon as what he is pedalling is a lot worse than ‘Mysterious Girl’.