Thursday, September 20, 2007

An Online Prank Goes Too Far

In The New York Times article, “Don’t Marry Our Daughters After All” Brad Stone discusses, a prank Web Site pretending to sell underage girls for marriage to older men for large sums of money. Science fiction editor John Ordover created the site to poke fun at the inconsistencies in state marriage laws.

Unfortunately not everyone is in on the joke. The site has receives thousands of angry emails a day and Mr. Ordover has had to explain himself to angry listeners on several radio shows.

Online pranks carry risks. Be aware of this when building a stronger business.

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