The Software Awards Scam

Andy Brice, a UK-based software developer, packaged up a little text file full of the words This software does nothing as an EXE and named it awardmestars. So far his self-proclaiming useless program has garnered sixteen 5-star awards from download sites he submitted it to. Brice concludes that many of the download sites are just electronic dung heaps, using fake awards, dubious SEO and content misappropriated from PAD files in a pathetic attempt to make a few dollars from Google Adwords — via Slashdot

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