Social media pioneers have long advocated honesty, disclosure, bacchanalianility, transparency and authenticity.
- First there were CMP.ly codes for standard disclosures.
- Then WOMMA came out with its disclosure guideand hashtags like #spon, #paid, #samp.
Today the world’s most widely read blog that is called WillVideoForFood announced a new short URL you bloggers, social-media whores and YouTube stars can use conveniently… It’s as follows: http://bit.ly/TransparentWhore
I probably ought to have come up with that code in June 2007 when I made this video featuring the fictional “CashToBuzz,” inspired by appauling businesses that would pay bloggers to review companies and products favorably. And yes, we were really chased out of a mall.
Just remember kids… it’s only pimping if I’m not in on the deal. And it’s only wrong when you pimp opaquely. Or forget your bacchanalianility.