Link Baiting? Pyramids? Narcissism? Brilliant!

“the scale of your influence, and therefore the size of your photo, is based on two measures.

1. the number of people who directly click on your unique URL link. This is the primary measure of your influence, pure and simple.

2. you will receive partial ‘credit’ for subsequent clicks generated by those who register as a result of your URL. In other words, anyone who comes to the site through your link and registers for their own account will be spreading your influence while they spread theirs. that way, you get some benefit from influencing people who are influential themselves. We will give a diminishing, fractional credit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8 etc ) for clicks generated up to six degrees away from your original link.”

Six degrees of influence, eh? Sounds like a brilliant link bait pyramid scheme, at least to Michael Arrington, who’s apparently trying to get a picture of Chevy Chase on the November issue cover. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got Facebook friends to annoy.

via Fast Company via TechCrunch

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