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The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:09 pm

This is probably old news to most of us, but he caught Deadspin's attention this week.

http://deadspin.com/5934256/hockeyy-insiderr-everyones-favorite-twitter-rumormonger-is-probably-a-17+year+old-kid
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby Rylan on Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:34 pm

:lol: nice. Feel better mikey?
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby mikey287 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:49 am

This is my surprised face.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby bhaw on Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:33 am

I love when people defend these guys:

"Well, to be fair, he did say the sky was blue. I looked outside, AND IT WAS BLUE. He HAS to have some sources."

:lol:
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby Mongoose87 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:20 am

Probably shouldn't reveal his name on the internet. He's a *****, but he doesn't deserve to have his life ruined.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby columbia on Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:23 am

This was ever in question?
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:03 am

columbia wrote:This was ever in question?


No, but had no idea this guy made it "big" enough to be investigated by Deadspin
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby columbia on Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:05 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
columbia wrote:This was ever in question?


No, but had no idea this guy made it "big" enough to be investigated by Deadspin


They'll be looking into you, when you hit 40K.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:08 am

columbia wrote:They'll be looking into you, when you hit 40K.


NHL Second Liner?
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby DocEmrick on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:02 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
columbia wrote:They'll be looking into you, when you hit 40K.


NHL Second Liner?


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby DocEmrick on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:05 am

Regarding the article, yeah that's the nature of the internet.

With about $200 I could start a viral "hockey insider" campaign of my own, complete with a YouTube channel, Twitter, etc, and probably start making money off it in about 6 months after establishing a website, and a normal flow of content. For a kid, it's a lot more promising than working at Wendy's. Imagine going into your first job interview

"I worked at Best Buy/Wendy's/wherever..."

"I started a viral internet campaign that lead to over 1,000,000 views over the span of x days, caused controversy and discussion, and marketed it using x, y and z tactics." (Insert social media, and web for x, y and z). Show them revenue generated from Google AdSense, or a similar affiliate advertising program. Add in merchandise made from cafe press, and voila. You've got something for your resume.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:13 am

Mongoose87 wrote:Probably shouldn't reveal his name on the internet. He's a *****, but he doesn't deserve to have his life ruined.


I'm all for accountability.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:14 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
columbia wrote:This was ever in question?


No, but had no idea this guy made it "big" enough to be investigated by Deadspin


What is deadspin?
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby Pitts on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:50 am

I'm not convinced he is that 17 year old. But I find it both amusing and frustrating that he hides his identity. The twitter wars with the legit media crack me up.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby DocEmrick on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:52 am

Eklund was the first to do this in the modern world, but he wasn't the first to build a business off BS and have people pay actual money for absolutely nothing. I'd say that's far worse than some kid on Twitter.

Eklund still has a subscriber section right? Wasn't it like $10/mo?
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby Pitts on Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:42 pm

This "Insider" guy is supposedly building a website now...how much you want to bet he charges for true "inside" information.

He's smart...build up a huge following on twitter, build the site, charge for membership = huge immediate windfall.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby columbia on Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:55 pm

Check back in a week for my new pay site:

TIOLGP

$9.99/month for a premium membership and monthly e-newsletter.

Sneak preview headline: "KtK and Warz: The Real Story Behind the Controversy"
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby DocEmrick on Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:38 pm

He's late, should've launched it all simultaneously. Now with the bad PR people won't make the jump.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby DocEmrick on Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:39 pm

columbia wrote:Check back in a week for my new pay site:

TIOLGP

$9.99/month for a premium membership and monthly e-newsletter.

Sneak preview headline: "KtK and Warz: The Real Story Behind the Controversy"


:lol:
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby Pitts on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:22 pm

DocEmrick wrote:He's late, should've launched it all simultaneously. Now with the bad PR people won't make the jump.

Yes they will....they did it with Eklund, they'll do it with this joker. There are many, many stupid people in this world.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby mikey287 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:13 pm

Pitts wrote:
DocEmrick wrote:He's late, should've launched it all simultaneously. Now with the bad PR people won't make the jump.

Yes they will....they did it with Eklund, they'll do it with this joker. There are many, many stupid people in this world.


Many.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:42 am

Idoit40fans wrote:
Mongoose87 wrote:Probably shouldn't reveal his name on the internet. He's a *****, but he doesn't deserve to have his life ruined.


I'm all for accountability.


I'm in for this.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby Pitts on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:31 am

Ha-ha...last night "someone" told him Gretzky had a heart attack and he tweeted it without verifying it. This morning he has to go out and say "sorry!"

What a goon!
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby Pitt87 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:38 am

shafnutz05 wrote:This is probably old news to most of us, but he caught Deadspin's attention this week.

http://deadspin.com/5934256/hockeyy-insiderr-everyones-favorite-twitter-rumormonger-is-probably-a-17+year+old-kid


Odd that you say 'the truth' when you and the author of the article can't know for sure.
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Re: The truth behind "Hockeyy Insiderr"

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:56 pm

Pitt87 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:This is probably old news to most of us, but he caught Deadspin's attention this week.

http://deadspin.com/5934256/hockeyy-insiderr-everyones-favorite-twitter-rumormonger-is-probably-a-17+year+old-kid


Odd that you say 'the truth' when you and the author of the article can't know for sure.


The title of the thread wasnt meant to be a serious critique. I just thought it was funny Deadspin covered him since he's gotten so much attention on the board. Are you Hockey Insidderrr?
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