March 16, 2005

Hot, Nasty, Dirty Blog Tricks

I'll have to cross post this over at Blog Netiquette as what not do as a blogger...

Bill at INDC Journal, has come across a couple of disturbing way that bloggers are building up their traffic. One discovered by Dean was to mention Mario Vasquez.

"Who is Mario Vasquez?" I thought, and so I did a search on Mario Vasquez. Apparently, Mario Vasquez is some huge star on, and now off American Idol. He looks kind of like another Justin Timberlake wannabe, with quite a few people apparently hoping to see Mario Vasquez nude. I find that kind of pandering sad and pathetic... as I did this example from Wizbang of Debbie Gibson Nude (not work safe).

Frankly, I'm stunned.

These are bloggers I respect, and I can't fathom why they would want to clutter up their sites with false references to naked pictures of Gwen Stefani or Ernest Borgnine, and more than I could guess why they'd want to draw traffic to see non-existant nude photos of Chrstina Aguilera, Brad Pitt, or free explicit videos of Paris Hilton with Helen Thomas. I would never stoop to such a level.

That would just be wrong.

Update 3/20: For some odd reason, this article shows up third on a Yahoo! search for "Mario Vasquez Naked." Isn't that just wrong?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 16, 2005 05:36 PM