Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Aug 2013 14:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Apparently, an advertising agency hired by Samsung is trying to buy people to post questions about the company on StackOverflow. This is what Delyan Kratunov was asked to do (he declined):

All we need you to do is talk about the SSAC (Samsung Smart App Challenge) and get the word out. How? We were thinking about 4 questions on Stackoverflow over the span of a month..... as well as replies to posts made by other members. Don't worry about finding the questions to reply to because we will send you links.

Stay classy, Samsung.

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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

My job entails me working with a large proprietary CMS built on .NET, there is nothing inheritantly bad with the technology itself but it is quite a complicated beast.

When searching google for Information, I come across blog posts from people that are either heavily involved (MVP) which are making a name for themselves to get more work or are blatently written by someone evangelising the tech.

I am a registered Samsung developer and tbh what really irritates me about this is that their developer docs are pretty poor and there is no clear app store policy.

Edited 2013-08-01 19:15 UTC

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Seriously. Some of us use these technologies for a living and its our bread and butter. I honestly wish I could get paid to comment on a forum all day because it beats trying to herd the code monkeys at the office.

Platform evangelism seems like a fun job though, so long as its a declared title and not an Astroturf.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I am not saying that being an MVP is a bad thing or blogging about a particular tech.

What I don't like is content about how someone loves <insert horrendously complicated tech that could be replaced by wordpress 95% of the time>, when I know that any sane programmer would say "I think this is far more than we need for this problem".

Edited 2013-08-02 17:19 UTC

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