No Press Releases, Please

By Carl Zimmer | June 3, 2004 9:21 pm

A press release turned up in the comments for a couple of my posts. While that’s not as bad as Viagra-ad spam, it’s not in the spirit of blogosphere. If you post a press release, it will be deleted. Post a comment in your own words, and it will stay.

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Comments (4)

  1. Carl: I disagree. Using your blog to post (what I assume was a) self-serving press release is just as bad as a spam Viagra ad. In fact, it’s arguably worse, in that the Viagra ad is at least overtly spam, but a press release is more apt to be confused as somehow endorsed by the host blogger—that is, by you. So I’m using your press release “comment” incident on my own blog as an example of “bad karma.”

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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

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