Yerch. This is ugly.
If you don’t have a community, you can now buy one.
Forums at your company site slow? No comments on your blog? No problem: you can get 100 posts for only $24.50. And 700 posts for only $145!
Astroturf, fake virtual communities … where will it end?
The good thing is, something like this will never be successful in the long term. It’s just not sustainable.
I hope.[tags] astroturf, community, social media, forums, paid posts, john koetsier [/tags]
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I immediately thought of all the cookie-cutter communities we saw on our last trip back to California. Sometimes people are content with a community simply because it’s called a community.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read that comment. But you hit the nail right on the head.