August 18, 2012 02:00 PM by Gina Hall
What happens when you don’t have any real friends? Well, you buy them of course! Especially in the ritzy enclaves of Orange County, California. Did Alexis Bellino, star of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” pay people to be her friends?
Twitter is often an indication of your popularity. The more people want to hear what you have to say, the more people will follow you. It’s usually an exercise in slowly building your fan base even if you’re a pseudo-celebrity on “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” So when your Twitter fans jump significantly in one day, the Twittersphere starts gossiping like a spurned reality show queen.
Such is the case with Alexis Bellino, whose Twitter account jumped 30,000 followers in just one day!
RumorFix.com consulted Twittercounter.com and found Alexis Bellino surge in traffic. “Real Housewives co-star Tamra Barney tweeted “once a fake and always a fake!” and Heather Dubrow tweeted that it was “lame, but not surprising.”
Alexis Bellino jumped on the response on Fox News.
“I have waited to respond regarding the recent ‘bought Twitter fans’ accusations because like many of you, I thought it was odd that my twitter account jumped 30,000 in a day, so I immediately hired a team of specialists to help determine what was happening…I did not understand the meaning of buying fans, so it has taken me a few days to grasp exactly what occurred. Let me be very clear on this issue, neither myself nor members of my team have ever purchased a Twitter fan.”
Seems that friends won in Orange County can be easily lost, the “fans” have left her account. Although she may have bought the fans and then realized the repercussions, she really may have been the victim of a hack.
“I am told anyone can easily do to it anyone else without the use of passwords, usernames, or any other privileged information,” Alexis said.
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