I THOUGHT THEY WERE REAL.

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@Kandae11 (26885)
February 7, 2017 8:20am CST
When I joined Bubblews in August 2013, that was my first venture into online writing, I wasn't even a member of Facebook, so let's just say I was a bit dumb about the workings of these sites. Anyway, four months after joining Bubblews, I was on a high, my followers increased rapidly - and to my surprise - celebrities were among them. I can't remember all of them, but I know, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Cristiano Ronaldo and legendary cricketers were included . I began to wise up after noticing that posts from these "celebrities" were very few, if any at all, but this I attributed to their busy lifestyles. Then I was informed by another member that they were fake, but I would still like to think that at least one or two of them were for real. As it stands, the only celebrity follower I had who know was real, happened to be a member of the Bubblews administrative team.
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@MALUSE (32708)
• Denmark
7 Feb
You can't mean Arvind, can you? The megalomaniac pseudo-Messiah with his 'profound' insights?
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
No, not Arvind the CEO, I just can't recall his name right now but he wore glasses and answered questions and wrote updates about the latest happenings on the site..
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@MALUSE (32708)
• Denmark
7 Feb
@Kandae11 Ah, yes. He also followed me.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
@MALUSE Okay.
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@Platespinner (18484)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Feb
I never had any celebrity followers, real or fake, on Bubblews or elsewhere.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
8 Feb
My first thought when it happened was that I had joined a very famous site.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Feb
@TheHorse (52763)
• Pleasant Hill, California
29 Jul
I've never BEEN a celebrity follower. I've met a few, and they were just...people.
@shaggin (26786)
• United States
7 Feb
Haha what a cute story to share with us. I am pretty darn naive myself but I never believe and of the celebs even on Facebook are real. My ex got a comment on one of his posts on Facebook from a celeb and I told him it was likely a fake account but he didn't want to believe it.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
If it had happened now with the proliferation of fake everything, I might have guessed right away.
@TheHorse (52763)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Aug
Sigh.
@Happy2BeMe (70159)
• Canada
7 Feb
Nothing wrong with allowing yourself to think they were real.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
Thank you.
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@TheHorse (52763)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Aug
Why not?
@marguicha (81647)
• Chile
7 Feb
Bubblews was nice while it lasted.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
Indeed, it was.
@TheHorse (52763)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Aug
I thought the writers were nice. But not the site. It was creepy.
@1hopefulman (20250)
• Canada
7 Feb
The ones that I'm friends with on Facebook are always putting more pictures on their accounts. So, I assure they are real. I hope so!
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
So, you have celebrity friends?
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@1hopefulman (20250)
• Canada
7 Feb
@Kandae11 Yes, I have a few. Lorraine Klaasen is a personal friend that I have known for many years.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
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@syeow1 (4876)
• India
7 Feb
Oh great that means you are well known personality.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
No - I am not a well known personality - and those followers weren't either.
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@syeow1 (4876)
• India
7 Feb
@Kandae11 they was just fans of actors.
@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
@syeow1 Probably, because they did know quite a bit about them. The Miley Cyrus 'celebrity' published her itinerary mostly.
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• Chennai, India
8 Feb
Yeah, this happens ..we have to double check before we connect with them. Also, even if they were the profiles of celebrities I doubt if they themselves maintain or maybe they have some personal assistant to handle them .. my assumption not sure though ..
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@Kandae11 (26885)
8 Feb
One can never be quite sure what is real or fake these days.
• Chennai, India
8 Feb
@Kandae11 - true that !!
@lokisdad (4307)
• United States
8 Feb
You know it isn't impossible but the chance are very small very unlikely that they would have the time and if they did would they do it? They don't need the money and well if they became recognized it would probably just leave them having less privacy because it would spread like wild fire.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
8 Feb
At first I thought maybe it was just like a hobby for them.
@TheHorse (52763)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Aug
If they chose to amuse themselves on a website late at night, they would use a fake name.
@dpk262006 (54709)
• Delhi, India
8 Feb
Celebrities do not have time for sites like bubblews. I feel they hire some professionals who post on sites on their behalf. Their intention to remain in public notice through their so called appearances on social networking sites.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
8 Feb
That is very possible.
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@dpk262006 (54709)
• Delhi, India
8 Feb
@Kandae11 Yes, it seems possible to me.
@Gillygirl (15291)
• Sutton, England
8 Feb
Was it Tyler?
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@Kandae11 (26885)
8 Feb
Oh yes, it was.
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@Gillygirl (15291)
• Sutton, England
8 Feb
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@Jackalyn (6677)
• Oxford, England
13 Mar
Oh boy.....I never even noticed.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
13 Mar
I had quite a few of them.
@crossbones27 (15120)
• Redlands, California
11 Feb
Sites like this probably do not get much in the way of celebrities and in those days with Bubblews. Pretty sure many just did that because they thought they would get more likes, comments, views and shares. This driving how much money they make up. Facebook has a lot of celebrities you can follow and they do indeed post real post made by them, all though many of them have assistants who also post on their behalf. I actually have 3 friends on Facebook who befriended me and are pretty popular in punk rock circles. I did not know this until later, but one was and may still be in a band, and the other two sound like they work in the industry. Of course, not really my friend because do not know them, but cool because they share some interesting things.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
12 Feb
Seeing you are in the business of music as well, you share a common interest, That is great.
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@averygirl72 (13850)
• Philippines
8 Feb
I never encountered celebrities when I was in Bubblews
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@Kandae11 (26885)
8 Feb
Quite a few 'celebrities' followed me and some other members.
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@allknowing (55732)
• India
8 Feb
Many have avatars with celebrity photos and good you found out on time.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
8 Feb
They used the names as well.
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@LoriAMoore (9966)
• United States
7 Feb
at first i thought B members looked uncannily like celebrities until I realized it wasn't their actual photos
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
Those I am talking about had the celebrities names as well.
@Hate2Iron (7325)
• Canada
7 Feb
It's been a while and if nothing else, I made a lot of friends over there!!
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
I did too.
@Hatley (159307)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Feb
I think there were a lot of false things wrong with bubblews realyu and a lot of li es were told to us from the staff too
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
So true.
@Freelanzer (6459)
• Canada
7 Feb
The internet and social media are known for fake profile and fake news. One just has to be able to separate the real from the unreal.
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
Very true.
@FayeHazel (11583)
• United States
7 Feb
I was on Bubblews too :-) I like this site much better. Ah, alas I never had any celebs on Bubblews... fake or real
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@Kandae11 (26885)
7 Feb
Well, it won't have mattered anyway.