I was a teenage Russian troll OG

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80% of all cyberstrikes were done in order to build trust in the community. I haven’t at all since I left NMS in 2006 and I don’t even know if NMS continued doing it themselves since there was a lot of heat from the FTC and organizations like WOMMA, PRSA, and the lot to not astroturf or misrepresent oneself. All anyone is talking about these days is how armies of Russian trolls got До́нальд Джон Трамп (Donald John Trump) elected President of the United States.

Best practices for social media shilling

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These fake grass roots campaigns, called astroturfing, caught on about ten years ago and still haven’t died out. . All this was brought to mind when I recently did some dog food research for a client and it occurred to me that quite a few of the comments are astroturf. Well, from 2003-2006 I was in the astroturfing business. It’s always better to become friends without intent and with no agenda. Trust me. Photo credit: calmenda.

Your online reputation should be a culmination of you

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Like Jackson Pollock , you’re creating a genius work of Abstract Expressionistic spatter painting; unlike Pollock, you’re probably not being remotely as artful and intentional as he was — and this is a problem. It’s about putting down the paint intentionally and over time so that you, and not Google, are the artist of your online reputation. Everybody indeed wants a shortcut.

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