Fake (“Hot”) Friends for MySpace

Discourse.net discovered Fake Your Space, a service that for just 99 cents per month will provide users of MySpace and Facebook fake “hot” friends with custom messages. In their own words:

FakeYourSpace is an exciting new service that enables normal everyday people like me and you to have Hot friends on popular social networking sites such as MySpace and FaceBook. Not only will you be able to see these Gorgeous friends on your friends list, but FakeYourSpace enables you to create customized messages and comments for our Models to leave you on your comment wall. FakeYourSpace makes it easy for any regular person to make it seem like they have a Model for a friend. It doesn’t stop there however. Maybe you want to appear as if you have a Model for a lover. FakeYourSpace can make this happen! The possibilities are endless. You can have our Models leave you any type of customized message you may wish. Want to make an ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend jealous? No problem. Have one of our Models personally flirt with you on your comment wall. Are you interested in being one of the most popular people on MySpace or FaceBook? Then FakeYourSpace is just what you need. You never need to worry about people finding out about your fake friends because all of our Models profiles are set to private. You may be asking yourself why should you pay for something like this? Our answer to you is because it’s dirt cheap. Our basic plan starts at only $.99 This will give you 2 messages per week for 4 weeks. So for only $.99 you will receive 8 messages that will be there forever, not to mention our Models picture which will show up on your friends list. A pretty small price to pay for online popularity don’t you think?

Unbelievable.

UPDATE: Maura Welch at the Boston Globe/Business Filter blog notes the sad reality that there actually is a market for this kind of service, including another company that offers fake cell phone calls to get you out of meetings, complete with pre-recorded messages that let you verbally fill in the blanks of a conversation. (Note, this was the brainchild of two NYU students)

7 comments

  1. Oh my God – I wonder what this will mean to the fight against fakers?
    And what will happen when the fake profiles get so mainstream that everyone knows that you have “bought” a faker in order to be popular? Then you would probably be viewed as a loser…

  2. There is another site (www.mobilealibi.com) that offers both “Image dialer” calls (to make you look popular) as well as “rescue” or alibi calls to help you escape bad or boing situations.

  3. You can call me crazy if you want, but it actually seems like a good idea to me. My list of real friends on my social networking site hasn’t grown in years, and in that context the illusion of friends might be an interesting idea. It’s sort-of like hiring a penpal for a small fee.

  4. How pathetic is that? I find it unbelievable that this is what social networking has become. Popularity being bought and sold. There are no other words to describe this other than sad, really sad.

  5. i lost almost every myspace i had
    soo i really need more friends
    and i heard about this site on the radio. so im gonna see if it workss!!

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