A catch phrase will go here soon.

Out the social news scammers (and take a C note off the table)

12/12/2006

I’d like to try and out the advertisers and marketing firms on digg (and maybe even Netscape, who knows) that are paying folks to submit news for them. If you know of a firm doing this send me their name, the email they sent you, the URL of the story on digg/netscape, and/or who they are paying.

If your tip pans out I’ll send you $100 via paypal. Yep, I’ll pay you for ratting these folks out.

I will also keep your submission 100% confidential.

Also, if you’ve been paid for doing this in the past I’ll also keep your information 100% confidential. Remember, I don’t work at Netscape any more so I’m basically a very interested 3rd party. I just want to understand what these folks are doing.

You can send the emails to my personal account jason at calacanis dot com.

Again, 100% confidential. Let the madness begin. :-)

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Hello, my name is Jason. Welcome to my blog on the interwebs. You can reach me on twitter @jason and by email at jason@inside.com. My Skype is jasoncalacanis, and my mobile phone is 310-456-4900.

I only pick up numbers I recognize, and in terms of emailing me, the best strategy is to write short, blunt and to the point requests. I can quickly respond to short messages, and many times I simply don't have the time to read five page pitches. In terms of taking meetings, I only do that after reviewing an actual product (not a business plan). So, the best time to ping me is when you have mockups or an alpha site. I don't read business plans, and I've never written one.

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