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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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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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Haha yeah, like being a WCF MVP. Holy crap is WCF in indecipherable thicket of head scratching.

But I'm glad they cleaned ASP.NET up, I'm currently using WebAPI/SignalR (minus MVC) on Azure with Mongo.

I tried node for a while on another project and definitely walked away with a greater appreciation for JS than I once had and even grew to dislike the box that strong typing puts you in sometimes.

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