Seeking advocates that will join together in battling this unfortunate practice, Trevor Cook offers this post urging involvment.
Something that spurred on this campaign was Paull’s PRIA post about the sad practice undertaken by a PR advocacy group.
I wrote previously about how Kayak.com’s ad campaign is being called – if only by one person – an astroturfing effort. I don’t believe it is, but the idea intruiging.
Check out the new project from Paull and Trevor. I wish them luck with it. You can even get a cool button for your blog. Transparency requires that I share my discussions with Paull about the project. I helped a teeny bit on some technical issues and am not directly involved with the project. It is an issue that needs to be addressed, however, and I support their efforts.
Something I forgot to mention, who wants to guess how long it will take for someone to claim that this anti-astrofurfing campaign is actually an astroturfing campaign itself? It isn’t, of course, but the irony just struck me.