Monday, July 16, 2007

Prominent people caught creating Sock Puppets

While perusing the New York Times online this morning the following article headline and summary caught my eye:

The Hand That Controls the Sock Puppet Could Get Slapped
A handful of prominent individuals have been caught creating fake online identities to praise, defend or create the illusion of support for themselves or their companies.

My first thought was that rumors about a local elected official had somehow reached the ears of the New York Times. But when I read the article it turned out to be about East and West Coast corporate CEOs and political campaign professionals who had somehow found the time in spite of their busy schedules to post comments online under fake identifies about themselves and their companies. One of them went so far as to say how good-looking he thought he was.

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