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Fake Fans Preying on Chat Forums

Message Forum Spam: "Not only is pop star Ashlee Simpson lip syncing and manufactured, but so are some of her fans:

'I just read about Ashlee in us weekly. Those guys at the football game were total jerks.' -- mandyc19

Welcome to the world of message forum viral marketing, 'street team' advertising, and corporate shills. That 'fan' posting in forums about Court TV, The Smoking Gun, or shows on Fox isn't a fan at all -- just another type of spammer -- only this time employed by giant media corporations."

(Via MetaFilter.)

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