colleo, 2012 Online performance, documented with screenshots
"For this performance, we purchased 5000+ Twitter followers for Twitter account @colleoproject via FanMeNow.com, a website that creates fictitious followers. Such followers are “fictitious” in the sense that, according to FanMeNow,
“[A]re NOT real. Most of them may appear to be real and may have aged established dates, actual photos uploaded and a few tweets in the system but they are NOT REAL.” (FanMeNow, 2012)
In other words, our Twitter followers were specifically created by FanMeNow.
In other worlds, these followers may exist. In our particular space-time continuum, however, they are “NOT REAL”. Nonetheless, they perform the act of following @colleoproject which, for us, is real enough.
Upon purchasing 5000+ followers via PayPal, @colleoproject received the virtual followers in less than 24 hours. Thus, @colleoproject was able to “boost the following figures and create a great first impression” as promised by FanMeNow. Having more than 5000 followers is an impressive achievement considering that @colleoproject produced only one tween and does not follow anybody. As @colleoproject are trend setters rather than trend followers it is of the uttermost importance for the collective not to follow other Twitter users, either real or “NOT REAL”." (colle.o)
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti