In the past 24 hours, the unnamed product that has “cluelessly’ tried to harness blogging for promotional purposes has moved from #19 to #5 on Popdex. No doubt this has been hastened by an item on Slashdot.

Steve Outing says, “Get to know the blog culture before trying to profit from it.” It looks to me that they’ve got us pretty well figured out.

I strongly recommend a long piece exploring the people, ideas, and dynamics of this phenomenon over at Chronotope. [Thanks, MarketingFix]

Prediction: When we look back on this history of weblogs, this incident will play a bigger role than Google’s purchase of Blogger.