Mutiny in the MVP ranks? No freebie for them? & Microsoft wants to gift you!

We have regularly covered the "gifting" of companies to those that comment on the net.  For me there can be no better way to ensure loyalty as the receiver of the gift(s)/awards not only showers praise on the giver out of gratitude, but continue that praise in the hope more freebies are forthcoming. All this... Continue Reading →



You may remember me reporting a while ago that the FTC were looking into bloggers and their "independent" views which are as a result of freebies or gifts.  You may remember that we have exposed these gift receivers before and rightly ask "How much worth can you put into the words of someone receiving gifts?"... Continue Reading →

The silence of the shills?

No its not the name of a new movie, nor does it signify that the Microsoft faithful has stopped with their ever increasing desperate tactics (IMO).  No its a piece of news which astroturfers may find worrying (that and seeing their cashcow being eaten by FOSS) The FTC is allegedly planning to crackdown on bloggers/posters... Continue Reading →

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