Monday, February 2, 2009

The Belkin Saga (hiring shills on Amazon)

I'm somewhat late with this, but it's worth checking out. Apparently a product manager working for Belkin was at some point hiring shills to praise their inferior products (on Amazon, of course). A few links to check out: Exclusive: Belkin’s Development Rep is Hiring People to Write Fake Positive Amazon Reviews (courtesy of The Daily Background), Belkin Employee Sheds Light On Belkin's Supposedly Dirty Practices, and finally a relevant thread from the Amazon discussion board.

Just to whet your appetite, here's a snapshot of the original job request (click on the image to see the better-quality full-size version):

Unrelatedly: Visit this interesting page and search on what? on "klausner" of course.

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