What’s next – official Yahoo! sponsored Farmville cheats?

May 16, 2011

Bahhh!

According to the authoritative urban dictionary, “you can use it if there is an awkward silence.”

Bahhh! That’s what happened at Yahoo!s Bucharest Hack Party. Even perky prostitutes couldn’t get the party started. No one can prove anything, mind you – this was a cash transaction.

But if the party ended with a Bahhh! in the old city of the defunct little Paris aka Bucharest, what’s worse is that the culmination of the circle jerk was literally, a bahhh– as in the sound a sheep makes.

Beyond being morbidly GaGa over Facebook, Yahoo’s sub-genius crowd paid unhealthy homage to Zynga’s flagship Facebook game, Farmville, with a scaled-down, robotic simulation of a farm where the number of marching sheep reflect the number of your friends.

Get it? People. Sheep. Sheeple. Wiii… (pronounce it: weeeeee) Read the rest of this entry »


Blog whoring: Monetization of Social Media

March 2, 2008

Internet users can no longer ignore the rising tide of internet users described by some as blog whores. They represent a poorly conceived and executed marketing strategy to monetize social media. Soulless, canned social media content will not fetch admirers and evangelists; in fact, it is an insult to our dignity as persons. The marketing geniuses (not!) need to go back to the drawing board and come back to us with free tools that expand upon our opportunity to connect, communicate, share, and collaborate.

Monetization of the New Media

I can no longer ignore that there are increasing numbers of people trying to make lots of money… one post at a time. Are they really people? OR are they bots?

Blogmoneywhore is one blogger that is an unabashed and self-confessed blog whore for money.

What is a blog whore and is it a respectable profession?
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