One matter of concern for many serious-minded social media practitioners, activists, entrepreneurs and influence makers is the prevalence of bots, a lately shortened term for robots. But rest assured and let it be said that you have nothing to fear when you set off to buy followers and likes. Indeed, bad bots may well creep in but only from time to time. But as they do, so too are they being rooted out.
And also try and remember the real meaning behind robot. It is nothing more than a translation from the English word ‘slave’, a translation made from some or another Eastern European country well, well over a hundred years ago. So, there you have it. You can dispel the myth that bots are evil creatures lurking in the darkness of cyberspace, about to devour your life, your social media life, in particular.
In view of the fact then that they are essentially slaves, take heart in the fact that bots are designed to serve you, and only you, to be of service to you. But when it comes to the capacity to think out things, bots have its limitations. And there again, fear not. You have the capacity to out-think, outwit and outsmart any bot on your network. Admittedly, you may have something to fear from the so-called trolls.
If you remember your fairy tale stories, they are hideous creatures indeed. In real, viral life, they have nothing better to do than to irritate and make miserable all those who simply want to get on with their lives. They have even tried their luck by joining threads of followers and likes showing up on people’s IG and FB platforms. They say horrid things about other people sometimes. But they don’t get away with it.
And that’s where the bots come in again. Slave-driven bots are taught to root out social media evils. It is widely and well-known today that is can be extremely difficult to police the internet. Not even the smartest IT engineers are able to counter ongoing cyber threats. But you have nothing to fear from these. In fact, they rarely affect you. You will not even know that a friendly behind the scenes bot just chucked out a malevolent string of cyber ghouls.
This is all thanks to the hardworking servants, those you pay to be of service to you. This is thanks to the collective efforts of the social media platform administrators, their IT engineers, and the service providers from who you buy followers and likes, and of course, those friendly, hard-working bots of which you never, ever have to fear. But it is also thanks to your own efforts. It is thanks to those you choose to follow as well.
They have had the sense of decency to follow you, so it is only right and good that you do a bit of following too. And in order to kick out the criminal elements, don’t forget to hashtag appropriately.