I THOUGHT THEY WERE REAL.

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@Kandae11 (40358)
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 (44701)
• Uzbekistan
7 Feb 17
You can't mean Arvind, can you? The megalomaniac pseudo-Messiah with his 'profound' insights?
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@Kandae11 (40358)
7 Feb 17
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 (44701)
• Uzbekistan
7 Feb 17
@Kandae11 Ah, yes. He also followed me.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
7 Feb 17
@MALUSE Okay.
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@shaggin (38575)
• United States
7 Feb 17
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 (40358)
7 Feb 17
If it had happened now with the proliferation of fake everything, I might have guessed right away.
@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Aug 17
Sigh.
@Happy2BeMe (75395)
• Canada
7 Feb 17
Nothing wrong with allowing yourself to think they were real.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
7 Feb 17
Thank you.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Aug 17
Why not?
@marguicha (104054)
• Chile
7 Feb 17
Bubblews was nice while it lasted.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
7 Feb 17
Indeed, it was.
@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Aug 17
I thought the writers were nice. But not the site. It was creepy.
@1hopefulman (33687)
• Canada
7 Feb 17
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 (40358)
7 Feb 17
So, you have celebrity friends?
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@1hopefulman (33687)
• Canada
7 Feb 17
@Kandae11 Yes, I have a few. Lorraine Klaasen is a personal friend that I have known for many years.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
7 Feb 17
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@syeow1 (5064)
• India
7 Feb 17
Oh great that means you are well known personality.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
7 Feb 17
No - I am not a well known personality - and those followers weren't either.
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@syeow1 (5064)
• India
7 Feb 17
@Kandae11 they was just fans of actors.
@Kandae11 (40358)
7 Feb 17
@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 17
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 (40358)
8 Feb 17
One can never be quite sure what is real or fake these days.
• Chennai, India
8 Feb 17
@Kandae11 - true that !!
@lokisdad (4264)
• United States
8 Feb 17
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 (40358)
8 Feb 17
At first I thought maybe it was just like a hobby for them.
@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Aug 17
If they chose to amuse themselves on a website late at night, they would use a fake name.
@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
8 Feb 17
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 (40358)
8 Feb 17
That is very possible.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
8 Feb 17
@Kandae11 Yes, it seems possible to me.
@Gillygirl (17605)
• Sutton, England
8 Feb 17
Was it Tyler?
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@Kandae11 (40358)
8 Feb 17
Oh yes, it was.
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@Gillygirl (17605)
• Sutton, England
8 Feb 17
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@Jackalyn (7214)
• Oxford, England
13 Mar 17
Oh boy.....I never even noticed.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
13 Mar 17
I had quite a few of them.
@crossbones27 (21981)
• Redlands, California
11 Feb 17
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 (40358)
12 Feb 17
Seeing you are in the business of music as well, you share a common interest, That is great.
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
8 Feb 17
I never encountered celebrities when I was in Bubblews
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@Kandae11 (40358)
8 Feb 17
Quite a few 'celebrities' followed me and some other members.
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@allknowing (70862)
• India
8 Feb 17
Many have avatars with celebrity photos and good you found out on time.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
8 Feb 17
They used the names as well.
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@Hate2Iron (8029)
• Canada
7 Feb 17
It's been a while and if nothing else, I made a lot of friends over there!!
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@Kandae11 (40358)
7 Feb 17
I did too.
@Hatley (164469)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Feb 17
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 (40358)
7 Feb 17
So true.
@Freelanzer (9497)
• Canada
7 Feb 17
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 (40358)
7 Feb 17
Very true.
@FayeHazel (21431)
• United States
7 Feb 17
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 (40358)
7 Feb 17
Well, it won't have mattered anyway.
@PatZAnthony (13117)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
7 Feb 17
It is creepy how some just took on the name of a celebrity and used their photos, etc. That site was fun while it lasted.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
7 Feb 17
I often wondered if it was legal to do so.
• United States
7 Feb 17
You are bringing back bad memories of a site that cheated so many of us.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
7 Feb 17
I didn't benefit much financially and I was also cheated, but I still remember the good times and the many friends I made.