I came across something odd today. A few of my pages mentioning certain products had between 15,000 - 18,000 likes. They are gone now, but for such low traffic pages it was really surprising to see that.
I didn't notice the spike until today and since I cache my Facebook stats to a database, they lingered around for a couple of weeks. Is this some kind of new technique to make a page look popular or something? I don't get it; these recommendations are only good if you have real friends and I highly doubt these 15,000+ fakers had any friends.