Loving this description on SEO Black Hat of accounts on Digg and the like (which has just announced “1 million users”). Describes multiple accounts created by one individual as “sock puppets”.
Heh. It works. Says SEO:
… it would be a hell of a lot more impressive if you told me you had 250,000 verified accounts – accounts that we knew tracked back to unique individuals. And no, verification emails to a freemail account don’t really count.
True – but careful. This *does* give fuel to ridiculous proposals like this from Germany.
I love this cartoon which is actually an ad for Godaddy, the domain name seller fave of podcasters and the like (because Adam Curry, the trans-cultural, sexually obsessed floppy haired Pied Piper of podcasting has a deal with them and also did some DIY ad campaigns with them through the podcast)… Saw this via our friend (who we also met via podcasting) Christian Burns.
Maybe I should rethink getting a cat. I have enough feeding to do in my own life. Now I just sound selfish.
**Completely irrelevant note to self: as an aside, never hang washing outside at this time of the year. You think it is mild and sunny, then it pisses down. And actually gets quite chilly.**