Social Media 's Influence On A Successful Career Being Producing Click Farms

791 Words Oct 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Social media’s population is expanding, with people creating new social media accounts daily. This causes career opportunities to arise, a successful career being producing click farms. The article “How Click Farms Have Inflated Social Media” written by Doug Bock Clark, in the May 2015 edition of The New Republic, explains the status of click farms. Click Farms are online establishments that allow customers buy social media influence to boost their standing. Kim Capisong is an employee for an account farm, meaning fake social media accounts are made to sell to click farms. These fake accounts are mostly composed of American Women of 20-30 years old. This is a 3-minute process that is repeated daily. While performing this procedure a proxy server disables cookies that track activity and changes Capisong’s location from Lapu-Lapu City to cities such as Manhattan. To make these fake Facebook accounts a name, age and job must be chosen using a generator. Then create an email account using a SIM card. Next turn the stealth software on, creating a profile. Phone verify the account using the same SIM card as the email. Adding information and pictures to the account is crucial so the account looks authentic. Finally control the bot with the software, watching out for the social media police by not liking too many posts, but if you are caught Facebook will only briefly disable the like function. The owner of this account farm, Richard Braggs, maintains a positive working environment.…

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