Blog astroturfing*. Someone please go and kneecap these people. I don’t know how much of this is bullshit, how much of it is real, and I really don’t care, because in either case this is just horrible, nasty pollution. I loathe astroturfers as much as I loathe word of mouth advertisers. It’s all just social spam and should be treated as such.
Finally, we have been receiving a lot of emails asking us why we are giving away seemingly-sensitive information. I can assure you that we are not jeopardizing our investment. Any discerning reader should know not to trust all of the information provided by admitted-astroturfers. I can tell you that a few of the blogs expressing outrage over the emergence of our enterprise are not written by who you think they are. I can also tell you that some of the posts made to this site will be provided by members of our blogforce. Have a good weekend.
* Astroturfing: In American politics and advertising, the term astroturfing pejoratively describes formal public relations projects which deliberately seek to engineer the impression of spontaneous, grassroots behavior. The goal is the appearance of independent public reaction to a politician, political group, product, service, event, etc., by centrally orchestrating the behavior of many diverse and geographically distributed individuals.