ChanandlerBong - 11:32 pm on Jul 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
Not FB, but YT. Saw one of those "viral" videos about six months ago, was a car, can't even remember which one (their advertising/marketing clearly worked wonders on me!) and at the time I saw it, the video had 24,000 YT likes, more or less....and about 1700 views. Quite a few of the early comments were of the type "why are you inventing likes?" or "24k likes from 1000 views...people must REALLY like this video!"
they clearly had jumped the gun on buying in their YT likes. People don't like to know something is being gamed like that and it could backfire. It's just dishonest and shows a lack of respect for the systems, be it FB, YT or whatever, they are using to promote their goods.