The official blog for Josiah Cole.
I was browsing Mahalo on this sunny afternoon in an attempt to find information on credit cards (curiously I found nothing) and found what looks to be the first reported SPAM in Mahalo.
GoldenPalace.com: Put your face on a grilled cheese WARNING: Pop-Ups
The subsequent website you are taken to when clicking the Golden Palace link has no content relating to Jesus in Food nor does it spawn pop ups in FF or IE6 (as Mahalo warned me it would).
What’s the deal? I thought the Mahalo approach was SPAM proof? Did Golden Palace put up content and then pull the ol’ bait and switch with the editors at Mahalo?
I registered with the site and reported it in the Message Board.
The important question here is; Will the Skype outage of Thursday August 16th 2007 really go down as a “newsworthy” topic? One that would warrant a complete page on Mahalo?
The answer is No, of course not, the story barely belongs in Google’s index as I’m sure it’s already been resolved and 99.99998% of the population didn’t even notice.
As far as Mahalo using social news site to promote original articles I don’t really take issue with that, Jason will just need to be careful not to focus too much on that sort of social baiting. As you can see from Digg, most social communities tend to boil down the the least common denominator as the audience exands.
Which brings me to my call for an open source, offshore (possibly) search engine that allows the community to determine what gets censored.
Everyone in the blogosphere needs to get over it, and realize that Google is a typical competitive corporate establishment that doesn’t always “do the right thing” and will aggressively look to protect and grow their business model.
Why do you think they are crusading against paid links? ( Ad Words anyone)