Several services including Twitter1K and Followers For Sale have begun selling new Twitter fans by the thousands an at least one experienced internet marketer Jonathan Volk claims to have increased his Twitter following after buying just 1000 followers.
"Before ordering this service, I had a negative trend in followers. After ordering I gained the followers that I paid for pretty quickly!" says Volk. "The way I understand the service to work is that these real people are paid a small fee to follow these people."
Or am I missing something. Is this an acceptable way to jump start a Twitter following? How does this compare to the services who sold plays on MySpace and views on YouTube?