what a shame: times.co.uk caught spamming social sites

it’s not a shame that the offender was caught, but a damn shame that such a well-respected institution has to go through this.

working on behalf of the times, a sitelynx employee posted thousands of links to community and social news websites, including mahalo, del.icio.us, stumbleupon, metafilter, yahoo! answers, ma.gnolia, and netscape’s propeller. his actions were done without any disclosure of his affiliation to sitelynx or The Times and were, in some cases, posted under the assumed identity of his wife.

we’ve already permanently banned the offending account at propeller. if you are friends with the offending accounts on any of the networks, please report them as soon as possible and make sure that they are banned.

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4 thoughts on “what a shame: times.co.uk caught spamming social sites

  1. Dara

    Ha that’s rough but they’ll be relatively unaffected by the publicity, I think. Every great media institution, including many newspapers, has had some bad publicity like this or plagiarism or something similar. It’s the person’s idiocy, not the paper’s.

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