hmmm. don't you think the user count was faked prior to the IPO? lol... yes. only takes 1 photo and a graphics program to make 100K users - tweek here, change hair color there, tilt eyes up, tilt down, age, distribute around geographic areas, -- then set up autobot programs to have them chatting w/ each other.
only ones who suffer are advertisers - who buy ads based on these virtual "people"
lotta articles out there how internet service providers push "fill" around all the time -- to make it look active. kind of like these HFT machines making the market.