London, Jul 7: Don't fret if you are not happy with your follower count on Twitter. There is a way out. Now you can buy followers to boost your popularity or at least to make it seem that way.
The social networking site, popular with celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Lily Allen, allows users to post short updates about their thoughts or what they are doing.
And now, uSocial, a media marketing company, has claimed that it will find potential followers for a client by scouring the website for people with common interests. The firm will then send these users a message to tell them that there is a fellow tweeter they might want to follow.
And the potential follower will then decide on whether or not to follow that person.
Leon Hill, chief executive of uSocial, an Australian firm, has said that personal users and businesses are flocking to pay for the service.
"We've had everyone from churches and automotive blogs to big companies express interest and invest in our services," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
"With the growing popularity of Twitter, we can only see an even larger variety of people jumping on the bandwagon.
"A woman who runs yoga classes is one of our clients and so are some religious groups including one man that just wants to get the word out about God.
"But it's up to the user we contact whether they follow them or not," he added.
For a charge of around 42 pounds, uSocial offers 1,000 new followers, while 2,500 new followers are available at a cost of 72 pounds.
And if one wants 25,000 new friends, it will cost 427 pounds, and 100,000 followers will loosen your pocket by 1,700 pounds.