Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Internet visitor count whoring at Slashdot about the video iPods aka how to kill your life and future

Internet visitor count whoring can be nasty when it's done at all costs. A nice example of this can be seen here.

"Steve Jobs has spoken with Disney President and soon-to-be CEO Bob Iger about ways to license various Disney content for a video iPod, according to an internal Disney email I have obtained."

Maybe think twice before stating something like that in the Internet, and even bothering to post a link to your blog in the same /. visitorcount whoring rumor. Or maybe this guy (or this?) will post again in a few days, telling how by some strange coincidence a friend of his at Disney's has been fired, and how he has lost all his fortune for some other company's lawers, whatever. If he gets himself /.ed for that time as well, he'll just prostitute himself for more visitors. Maybe that's after all what some people are looking for with their sites and blogs, even if it destroys their future and real life.