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Buying followers on Instagram isn’t exactly fresh news but this phenomena has been disregarded as something of lesser importance. The New York Times was the first major news outlet to cover it in depth in a January 2018 article: The Follower Factory The Times reviewed business and court records showing that Devumi has more than 200,000 customers, including reality television stars, professional athletes, comedians, TED speakers, pastors and models. In most cases, the records show,…

196 countries in 17 months and 2 days. That’s the time span the 24-year-old Brazilian Anderson Dias took to enter the Guinness Book record as ‘the fastest human visiting every country on the planet’. His Instagram account, @196sonhos (Portuguese for 196 dreams– referring to the 196 recognized nations currently lying on Earth) has served as a witness to this ambitious personal project. Before understanding how a dash of entrepreneurship and good content reaches nearly 700,000…