Archives for May 2008

How to Win Arguments Online: A Flamer’s Guide!

How to Win Arguments Online: A Flamer’s Guide!

A good argument is an artform. The cut and thrust of well-conceived and cleverly constructed points and counter-points can be both uplifting and insightful. An insightful argument can open the mind. As a writer, I love how words communicate very complex ideas and enjoy the mental dexterity of formulating a detailed response in a debate.

Linkbait-Gate: Money.co.uk Apologises

Linkbait-Gate: Money.co.uk Apologises

A quick note to point out to readers that money.co.uk has put up a formal apology on their website for promoting fabricated news. lso, the original page containing the offending article has had a full disclaimer added.

Linkbait-Gate: Examining the Fallout

Linkbait-Gate: Examining the Fallout

After last Friday’s post discussing the issue of fabricated linkbait, I thought I had said everything I needed to on the topic. No one was more surprised than me to see the debate rage on and on over the last seven days, with a number of arguments put forward on both sides. It quickly became apparent that for many, the problem wasn’t merely the fabrication of news for linkbait, but the large number of SEM professionals that applauded the development.