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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Splogged by Sun TV

A few days ago, I had posted my comments on Chennai's latest newspaper, Tamizh Murasu (Tamil Murasu). In it, I had been critical of the paper, a view which was later shared by many others in blogosphere.

Today, my blog had received some comments - three of them - supporting the paper, and praising its format and also proclaiming that it was value for money, etc.

Like most other bloggers, I love receiving comments. I would have appreciated these, because everyone has a right to express his / her own views. But there was something fishy about the comments. They were all posted under faked names, and within the space of exactly five minutes!

Not one to let things pass, I decided to find out why IP address the comments came from. SiteMeter confirmed the IP to be 203.145.181.#, and it gave the additional information that it was from Sun TV! Here is a screenshot, for your viewing pleasure.

Why resort to such senseless splogging and get exposed? Blogs rock because they give vent to an individual's opinions. Not for another to post feel good comments to promote their own interests. At least not my blog.

Stand up. Say NO to splogging!

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha. Maybe Revati & co did not suspect that they could be pinned.

9/29/2005 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kalaasal da!!!!

Is Sun TV listening??

KG.

9/29/2005 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger Gokulakrishnan S said...

Pathetic attempts at Internet marketing ! Herald the era of media without ethics.

9/29/2005 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SUN TV BCCI-a vida kevalamanatha? adade!... cha...

neway kalasal da vijay!!

2 rooba paper-kku OC la yethavathu koduthu marketing panravanga ippdi thaan iruppaanunga!

Shanky

9/29/2005 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye said...

dont worry u will get another splog saying that you belog to xyz caste and so you have vested interest in slamming Murasu which is a true dravidian paper :-)

9/30/2005 06:14:00 PM  
Blogger Vijay Krishna said...

Read Sambhar Mafia's take on the same: click here

9/30/2005 11:03:00 PM  
Blogger airanand said...

great work.. IP tracking.. haha.. the Sun guys shld know that they are messing with a comp sci pro here!! :)

10/03/2005 02:36:00 AM  
Blogger Vijay Krishna said...

Pro? Me? Nakkala? I am only the "Anbe Diana" type.

10/03/2005 03:46:00 AM  

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