Tag: fraud

by Dorian Benkoil

Imagine if advertising functioned like a complex modern stock exchange, through which billions of dollars flowed electronically in transactions lasting fractions of a second. Publishers would place their pages and videos in the exchange, specifying their “asks” — what they thought the adjacent ad spots were worth, based on the presumed value of the content […] more »

by Simon Owens

By the time the news spread that the Dalai Lama had opened a Twitter account it no longer seemed such a novelty that a high profile individual would join the micro-blogging service, even if he was a divine being. The account gathered nearly 20,000 followers before Twitter pulled the plug two days later when representatives […] more »

by Mark Glaser

All blogs are not created equal, and many of them are not transparent in their athenticity either. Sometimes we are hoodwinked, we want to believe, but we are deceived by what have become known as “flogs” or fake blogs, bought and paid for by someone else. In the case of our hot topic of the […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Right now, the most searched-for term on blog search engine Technorati is “Edelman.” Why? Usually even negative media mentions are good PR, but in this case, the Edelman PR firm has been under attack from the blogosphere for helping to run three pro-Wal-Mart blogs without being transparent about their involvement. One of those blogs, Wal-Marting […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Lately, there has been a lot of talk in the blogosphere about a Reuters photographer who used Photoshop to double the amount of smoke in a photo of Beirut. The photo was scrutinized by conservative bloggers, starting with Little Green Footballs, and eventually Reuters admitted to the fakery and fired the freelance photographer, Adnan Hajj. […] more »