Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Apr 2013 18:51 UTC
In the News Sigh. First it was the Apple TV. Then it became smartwatches. Now we're moving on to Google Glass competitors. People, this is all bullshit. Made-up nonsense to get hits. Headlines like 'X to release Y competitor' score a double whammy; X blogs will get excited about it, Y blogs will complain about X being a copycat. So, with one made-up story you score double the amount of hits. It's a variant on the old but now rarely used 'X to release Y killer', where 'Y' was usually an Apple product.
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OSNews has been guilty of this ...
by WorknMan on Mon 8th Apr 2013 01:02 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

OSNews has been guilty of doing this too, but you guys don't even have the courtesy to put 'RUMOR' in the title.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Examples?

I have never made up a fake story for hits. I would love to see your examples.

Edited 2013-04-08 09:02 UTC

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I have never made up a fake story for hits. I would love to see your examples.


You've never made up a fake story as far as I know, but you sure have no issues with linking to them, and presenting them as authentic. Here is one... I know it's not recent, but it's the one that immediately comes to mind:

http://www.osnews.com/story/25210/Sprint_Signs_20_Billion_iPhone_De...

Edited 2013-04-08 21:50 UTC

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