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SI staffer busted trying to influence social media site

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Offered memorabilia and other stuff in exchange for Diggs ...

  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    What the hell is Digg?
  3. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member


    (Sorry, I've got nothing)
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  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Digg is a social news site. People "digg" stories they like. Higher-rated stories get better positioning on the Web site.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2015
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Umm, what's the big deal?
    It is somebody who works in SI's promotions office and he approached someone about what is basically contributing, but they couldn't pay him, just give him free crap.

    In full disclosure news: The first web video I did. I posted a link on my facebook and told everyone to go look at it. I think I even promised sexual favors in exchange. I'm up to 62 views! Oh wait, that still sucks.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Jay, gaming the system like that is a no-no.

    It's kind of like the old radio station payola schemes were music labels would pay for airtime.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member


    and I get 15 weeks of Sports Illustrated? Wow!
  8. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    No, it's more like record companies dropping off tons of t-shirts and free CDs and other dubious promotional crap. Happens every day.

    However, if it helps things move smoothly, I'll support hard time for this fucker because of his attempts to compromise the integrity of Digg.
  9. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    It "has some very amusing features." That ought to get people running to the site.

    Digg people get all sanctimonious about this "gaming" stuff, but I've never really understood why.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Or, back in the prehistoric days when MTV played music videos, record companies ordering interns to call 1-800-DIAL MTV and request videos by the label's artists.
  11. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    The way it was offered was ham-handed at best.

    Not the way to start a business relationship.

    It reads like a high school kid wrote it, not as a letter of intoduction should read. Yes, I know it was an email.

    It's business, not a message board post or Twitter.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Sanctimony on the internet is always laughable.
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