Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Behold the power of the BlogMob

Great story on how somebody thought they could pass off other people's work as their own. No, it wasn't the police that caught the guy. It was the 'BlogMob'.

"Soon the thief's possible home address and phone number were made available (pretty scary), as well as the locations around the net of other photos published under his name. His Web site, Flickr account, and MySpace page were all either taken down or locked, all in a matter of hours. And sure enough, someone using the name of the thief eventually posted an apology.

"A lot of people were riled up about this whole thing, but I couldn't help but be anything but fascinated by the immense power of a closely networked community being demonstrated before my eyes. The blogmob has spoken and I will never doubt its power again."

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