it kind of makes me belligerently angry when people try to make money at someone else’s expense. it could be argued that this describes all commerce, but it’s a different thing when the methods used to make said money involve deception, fake product reviews and false advertising. (you could say that microsoft is guilty of all these things, and you might be right. but, these days at least, microsoft offers product demos and free versions of their software so you can try it before you buy it, and the thing i’m thinking of has no such “preview” version.)
this is why i blogged about the ipad scam thing and this is why i’m still pissed off about twitter fireball.
i mean, here he is 6 months after getting his twitter accounts suspended the first time which followed a review of the original product doing the exact same thing. hoping the internet has a short memory so he can launch his “fireball” into the sky and scam some people out of their hard-earned dollars again.
obviously he’s learned nothing. obviously he’s not changing.
the new, rebranded version of twitter rocket, and the somewhat preposterous name, just makes it feel like a dare to me. the name in particular: fireball? my mind flashes with comebacks like “so you’re already planning to go up in flames?” and “being burned once isn’t enough for you?” the thing is, he knows what i have on him, he’s begged me not to expose it, he’s relying on my good graces to not just out him right now, and, thus far, i haven’t. but really? you’re going to try to con some more people out of their money with the same shit you pulled last year? the same way you conned me out of my money? seriously? it’s really testing my patience and making me feel much less graceful about things…
anyone curious about upstartblogger.com’s new “owner“, you need to look no further than twitter, apparently…
quick question for the initiates: how does someone who has a total of 4 tweets accumulate 3,000+ followers and 12 additions to twitter lists?
trick question: you don’t. unless you employ shady bulk following methods and don’t care about the followers themselves (and the conversation you might have with 3,000+ people) as much as the number those followers create.
Oh dear. Does Ashley Morgan really think people don't have a memory. Especially when he moves posts from Upstart Blogger to Sonic Fireball and claims to be the "new buyer". Are you going to make the call to his wife Chris?
you know, funny thing about that…i've already had a couple volunteers to make that call to his wife after giving them the full rundown… ;)