Who stole Michael’s goat?

Well, the PayPerPost war is heating up. Actually, until 5 mins ago I didn't even realise there was a war going on. Anyway, PayPerPost are offering bloggers like myself cold hard cash to voice their opinions about a TechCrunch story posted by a dude called Mike. Well I've read Mike's post, and I could sure as hell do with the cash, so what follows is my take on the 'issue'.

First impressions, Mikey seems a little miffed at Ted, the PayPerPost guy. The obvious question has to be asked, has Ted slept with Mike's wife? I'm not too sure what else Ted could have done to tick off this Mike guy so much? Maybe Mike is miffed that Ted came up with the idea before he did?

The one thing that Mike did say, that I somewhat agreed with, is that the rockstartup.com site does have some similarities with the Startup.com documentary that was released a few years ago. But really, I don't think it's worth getting that worked up about.

I'm sure this is generating a great deal of publicity for both parties, so it's probably a win win situation. All in all, I'd like to thank Mike for making this such a 'huge' issue, and in turn, I'd like to thank Ted for paying me to talk about it.

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11 Responses to “Who stole Michael’s goat?”

  1. […] Update: “PayPerPost are offering bloggers like myself cold hard cash to voice their opinions about a TechCrunch story posted by a dude called Mike.” Incredible. Draper Fisher Funds a startup that pays people to be on their side in an argument. PayPerPost Sphere It […]

  2. […] From one author: Actually, until 5 mins ago I didn’t even realise there was a war going on. Anyway, PayPerPost are offering bloggers like myself cold hard cash to voice their opinions about a TechCrunch story posted by a dude called Mike. […]

  3. Billy Pooper says:

    I haven’t ever posted something online that I wasn’t getting paid for. I don’t see the big deal

  4. OZ says:

    How much did you get paid for that comment you just posted?

  5. Xavier Watson says:

    So whats it like, being a twopenny whore?

  6. […] Yesterday I took up an easy ten buck paid post opportunity. All I had to do was read a blog post on the TechCrunch site and then write 100 words about what I thought about it. I wasn’t being paid to take a side, I was being paid to post 100 words that outlined my opinion on the matter. Sounds simple doesn’t it? I think if you read the post itself, you be hard pressed to argue that I was trying to hide the fact I was being paid to post. Who would have thought that a nonsensical throwaway post could provoke so much venom? […]

  7. Ali says:

    I had no idea Michael hated Ted sooo much. This is just too funny.

  8. Meredith says:

    Damn, I missed that opp! Anyway, you might want to consider Socializer to cut down on those graphics at the bottom of the post. Or at least toss a border=0 in there. :)

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