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Old July 23 2013, 01:30 PM   #22
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Re: OT: I wish Pocket would do something like this

^ Yep, astroturfing is the name for the PR activity of e.g. posting fake positive consumer reviews, fake forum posts and other social media publications and so on, to fabricate the appearance that a product is well-received or garnering attention by some consumer demographic and in turn making it seem desirable to others. This strikes me as almost the same - doing it above boards certainly, but still having people spread the word in exchange for goods instead of the product standing on its own feet. It's just lousy somehow.
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