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Josh: I think I explained this issue well in my po...

2007-07-18T14:05:00.000-05:00

Josh: I think I explained this issue well in my post. Again: peer-to-peer is a recommendation system based on transparency and trust.

Advertising, journalism, etc. are very different from genuine Word of Mouth, and genuine WOM cannot be paid or bought or sold. It then becomes something Other Than WOM.

Ad agencies are paid to say nice things about a company On Behalf Of The Company. It's upfront. We know an ad is paid opinion.

We do not know if a blog post or comment is paid or genuine.

To lump PayPerWhore posts in with normal, legitimate advertising, journalism, etc. is naive.


Peoria Pundit: yes, you understand journalism. MSM journalists have one advantage over bloggers: they have already nailed these Infomercial vs. Editorial, and Paid or Sponsored Content issues.

MSM Journalism already forbids any PayPerWhore type behavior.



I cannot tell you how many times I have been tempt...

2007-07-18T00:19:00.000-05:00

I cannot tell you how many times I have been tempted to reply to some troll or critic while using an alias.

Generally, I don't respond to trolls because it just gives them attention the desire.

But sometimes, people just cannot be critical or disagree without making it personal.

This is when I WANT to defend myself by using a fake name. I always resent this. My policy since I stopped anonymously blogging to to never blog anonymously. Ever. I know that I would eventually get caught, and my credibility should be gone.

The point is that you can try to fake authenticity, but it almost alwas fails.

Pay Per Post is the same thing.

Blogging is different from the MSM because it is supposed to be the raw, unvarnished trush, unpoluted by the MSM's business concerns and biases.

Taking money to promote products -- AND NOT TELLING ANYBODY? That makes you lowerer than the MSM.



So are analysts, reporters, consumer reports, etc ...

2007-07-17T17:30:00.000-05:00

So are analysts, reporters, consumer reports, etc invalid? For that matter, is your site invalid? Any comment or post you make about a product (good or bad) gives your site traffic and hence hits for your advertisements....

Sorry, people get paid for their opinions all the time outside of the blogosphere, so what is so different?