Tag Archives: Fake blog

Astroturfers Revisited

By | September 21, 2011

Good piece (video) by Jon Ronson about astroturfing: Esc and Ctrl: Jon Ronson investigates astroturfing – video In the second part of Jon Ronson’s series about the struggle for control of the internet, he looks at online astroturfing – when unpopular institutions post fake blogs to seem more favourable. He meets the former vice president of corporate communications… Read More »

Faux Blogs And The Art Of The Dupe

By | October 11, 2004

Are fake blogs savvy marketing tools or the thin end of a wedge that will undermine the credibility of all blogs? Dennis Nishi has a piece in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune about fake blogs or faux blogs, a topic I’ve blazed off about before. He points to Beta-7, a fake blog conceived, if that’s the right word, by the New… Read More »