American in Spain

Failed Hoax

January 24, 2007

Two days ago, I thought I'd run a quick internet experiment to see if I could get a fake article, clearly marked as a hoax, into the mainstream blogosphere. It received 7 diggs, and for a while this morning was the first result on a google search for "iphone sue", outranking valid articles about the Cisco lawsuit from the BBC and other legitimate sources.

Unfortunately, no one felt compelled to pass my story along as legit. Oh well. It was a nice experiment.