In this age, social media is essential. Your presence on the platforms is essential. And the traction you have on these platforms is essential too. It s the unfortunate truth. You are looked at differently the moment your social media account has more than 1,000 followers or your posts have more than 500 likes. And people are feeling the pressure. Also Read - Meta adds new features in Facebook, Instagram for women's safety in IndiaAlso Read - Facebook to now allow more cryptocurrency ads than before; here's why
But, like they say, there s way where there s will. Russia has a solution for this social media pressure. In Russia, you can now buy fake Instagram followers and likes from a vending machine. The vending machine is reportedly located inside the Okhotny Ryad shopping centre in Moscow, according to journalist Alexey Kovalev, who posted a picture of the vending machine on Twitter. Also Read - WhatsApp users on iPhone will soon able to Undo Status, suggests report
According to Kovalev’s tweet, 48,000 Russian roubles, or about Rs 54,000, will buy you 150,000 followers. Each is guaranteed to deliver up to 1,500 likes per post. Too steep? 50 roubles, or about Rs 56 will buy you 100 likes. People can also take pictures and print them, and print their Instagram pictures from this vending machine. ALSO READ: Vintage pair of Apple sneakers are going up for online auction, prices start from around Rs 9.6 lakh
This is not the only vending machine of its kind in the Russian capital. Kovalev told VICE that he had spotted similar vending machines throughout the city, including one in a book store. Because, if you snap a picture of a book and it doesn t get 1,500 likes from your fake followers, what s even the point of reading the book? ALSO READ: Here s the world s biggest fidget spinner, and it s 3D printed
And what s more interesting are the glorious reaction of the social media to this vending machine.