The Plot Thickens
It gets better. Someone has gone to the trouble of setting up a version of my new favorite blog for every team in the league. So no matter who your favorite team is, you can experience a bizarre, hilarious, totally nonsensical rehash of the local blogosphere. Here are a few teams:
Atlanta Braves (CrazyBravesFan), Washington Nationals (NationalsKnowledge), Chicago White Sox (WhiteSoxBlog), Los Angeles Dodgers (DodgersBullpen), San Francisco Giants (SfGiantsToday), St. Louis Cardinals (CardinalSupporter), New York Yankees (BigAppleYanks), Texas Rangers (RangersSuperFan), Minnesota Twins (TwinsAddict), Cincinnati Reds (CincyRedsLive), Kansas City Royals (KcRoyalsFanatic), Seattle Mariners (MarinersAddict), Pittsburgh Pirates (MightyPirates), Philadelphia Phillies (FabPhillies), Oakland Athletics (AthleticsFanatic), Houston Astros (AstrosToday).
This is no longer some bizarre little prank. It’s a massive network. This has taken a lot of resources and time to put these sites together and write some kind of scripting program to select local web sites to rip off content. They can’t possibly make enough in ad revenue to make it worthwhile…what could they possibly be up to? Whoever it is has used a “Domain by Proxy” service to hide who registered the websites.
The only thing I can think of is that this is eventually going to be a real network and they’ve set up the web sites and are collecting information on how many people are searching for somewhat-current topics in each city in the meantime. Either that or someone has massively overestimated how much traffic there is on your average blog and thinks they can make money on the advertising.
And I can’t decide if this lowers the blogosphere to a new depth or is my new favorite internet phenomenon. Some of the articles are absolutely amazing nonsense.