13 responses to “Writer games Examiner.com to make a point about content aggregators”

  1. Tricia

    I know people write for sites like Examiner and Helium, but does anyone actually read them? I consume a crazy amount of media, as do most people I know, and I’ve never had a “Hey, did you see this great thing on Examiner?” conversation. I just can’t imagine I ever will.

    It’s a small data point, but I know of one Examiner writer who uses his gig as a “restaurant reviewer” there to promote the clients of his and his wife’s own PR business.

  2. The Renegade Writer Blog » Blog Archive » A New Term: Writer Mills

    […] on Michelle Rafter’s blog is the post “Writer games Examiner.com to make a point about content aggregators.” In this post, Rafter described how one successful writer purposely wrote articles for Examiner.com […]

  3. Ralph

    Nobody is editing or checking facts on the thousands of articles written each day at Examiner.com.

    The Internet has become the shout-box for anyone willing to listen, and now it takes 5 times as long to weed through all the junk put out by the “self appointed experts”.

  4. Jada

    Actually, I read the Examiner. And I think they have done a good job in helping people. I am frineds of one writer already and she uses examiner as a way to promote her business. I also think that most writers on Examiner are very professional.

  5. Ron Snow

    Examiner.com is a snow job.

  6. Brian Lee

    Examiner.com is paying ‘writers’ pennies for their articles – what a scam, and it’s a prime example of corporations taking for granted the very content they’re in the business of providing – it happened to radio – as automation systems became available in the 80s and 90s and away went any kind of personality – and now they want to complain because no one’s listening!!

    According to Alexa.com – Examiner.com is ranked in the top 175 sites – that is quite an accomplishment. One has to wonder though, how much of that traffic – is contributors, and how much is readers??

    Wonder what kind of money they (Examiner.com) are pulling down as compared to what they’re paying the people actually doing the work!

  7. Renna Panama

    Kudos from one braniac to another. :)

  8. USA Politics Hamster Wheel - Page 80 - PPRuNe Forums

    […] for not checking the facts before publicizing their "headline grabbers". For example: Writer games Examiner.com to make a point about content aggregators | WordCount Personally, I think you are "over the top" relative to hotel security and such. Was in […]

  9. Child, Please!

    Well, as a new Examiner for Chicago Online Marketing, I have to say I’ve never recited any content I’ve stumbled across on this site, that’s for sure.

    As long as there are writers, there will be plagiarism. Though unfortunate, it is what it is. It sucks to have individuals deficient in creativity use my research and snarky/playful wit as their own, but what can I do?

    Sooner or later, everything “done in the dark” will be exposed. Believe that.

  10. Gaylord family sells OPUBCO

    […] also has been criticized for failing to fact check, resulting in the posting of incorrect and plagairzed […]

  11. Feds opening investigation into Florida teen killing - Page 2

    […] of stories published on the site,[21] including accusations of plagiarism." Also: http://michellerafter.com/2009/05/30…t-aggregators/ Doesn't seem like a reliable source of information to me. ____________________________Whoever […]

  12. In Wake of Important Climate Change Study, Analyzing an Instance of Big Oil's Misinformation Campaign | Climate Change

    […] soap box of choice, Examiner.com, is an aggregator of amateur news that has been the subject of journalistic scrutiny for its lack of verification and fact-checking of the stories it publishes. Examiner.com is owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz's Anschutz Entertainment Group. Anschutz […]

Leave a Reply