In order to study the buying of social followers, beginning in May 2012, Barracuda Labs set up three Twitter accounts and purchased between 20,000 and 70,000 Twitter followers for each of them from eBay and another website searched from Google. After collecting these followers’ profiles via Twitter API, as well as additional information from eBay sellers and Google search results, they found many interesting highlights of this business, summarized as in this infographic. Read the rest at Barracuda Labs.

Infographic - Buying Social Followers