fake comments on blogs
fake comments on blogs
sep 16, 2008

fake comments on blogs

for a while now, we have noticed that to appeal to readers and advertisers, many design and architecture blogs have been working with fake comments. we understand the temptation to use them. editors might find that in order to survive in this battlefield, they must do this to give the illusion of success so that they may seem more influential to others. however, we feel that readers are quite perceptive and will notice this sooner or later.

we have been online since 1999 and with our readership we have collected over the years, it seems impossible that a few blogs with less than a third of our readers receive a slough of reactions in a single day, even more evident, when it’s for press release content which we all have published (this is what we have observed anyways).

designboom receives occasional comments, and we guess people are just too busy and would rather not spend time writing obvious thoughts of a critical mass, posting generic comments or worse, ‘thanks for letting me know, that’s great!’, ‘love it!!!’, ‘absolutely lovin’ it!!’ or ‘I think it is total crap’.

we do not wish to engage in this loser’s game and hope that competitive bloggers might take a break from the stupid or frustrating work of fake commenting or using this method to generate a ‘discussion’ which they call moderation.

care to make a comment?

  • sou brasileiro, trabalho em uma agencia de publicidade e estudo design na universidade, visito o cut`n`past desde muuuuito tempo, nem me lembro ao certo, sei que sua descoberta foi um marco na minha história criativa, tenho como referencia! Não interessa, quantos blogsinhos surjam por ae, te mostrando tudo que voce ja viu, tem que achar as coisas na raiz, beber na fonte, e o cut’n’past é a minha
    parabéns a todos que ajudam de alguma forma!

    Andrio Catilio
  • I totally agree with Yao Shanmei,
    I’m french and I have no time enough to leave some comments on this high frequently updated blog.
    I love this website and I come here everyday twice a day to be avare of creation in architecture arts and design.

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