The fake factor: Seven warning signs that Facebook account is bogus | ITworld

The fake factor: Seven warning signs that Facebook account is bogus | ITworld

1. Old layouts. If the Facebook page is still using the pre-Timeline layout, that’s one clue it may be a bot. Of course, there are nonbots that still cling to the ‘old’ Facebook, and there are certainly bots using Timeline. But the majority of fakes I’ve seen lately use the old layout.

2. The babe factor. Again, not all attractive young women are bots, and not all bots are attractive young women, but the vast majority of fake accounts seem to be. Why? Because we simple minded males are much more likely to click on photos of hot chicks, and that is the point of a bot – to get attention. Don’t blame me, blame Darwin.

3. Few photo uploads. Though you can’t see it here, most bots don’t post a lot of photos – three or four are typical, and occasionally they are pictures of different people. Just enough to create the temporary illusion that a real person is behind the account.

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