Friends for a fee
by Sharon Hill
04 Sep 2009
Step right up, buy a few friends or fans at the low low price of 20 cents. Or buy in bulk and get 5000 buds for only 13 cents apiece. This is the offer of uSocial.net of Brisbane, Australia.
Leon Hill, its founder, came up with the idea after getting booted out of Digg for an appalling venture. On Digg.com USocial was asking just under $100 to vote 100 times for a client's chosen story.
Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.