OT: Saab repair in Boston? ABJ Auto?

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Tue Apr 15 15:11:20 PDT 2008

Max Baker <max at warped.org> writes:

> Astroturfing?   I can gather from context that it means writing 
> yourself
> good reviews... but wha???

I've never heard it in this context either.  It usually means an
orchestrated "grass roots" political demonstration which is staged, I
believe the word was invented to describe "spontaneous" demonstrations by
paid demonstrators.  Fake "grass roots" = fake grass..astroturf.  I guess
the word has morphed to mean fake reviews on web sites too?
"In my many years I have come to a conclusion
that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, 
and three or more is a congress."

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