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    Skimmed it. Didn't seem that crazy. Couldn't get interested in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damage View Post
    She use to write for Covers. Someone from ESPN saw her articles, recognized that she was young, hot & wrote about sports. Person contacted her to write for their revamped Page 2 page. Without vetting or meeting her.

    They cut ties with her this morning I guess
    Didn't ESPN confirm that the person who contacted her was not working for ESPN, though? Maybe I misread that part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damage View Post
    rabbit hole of epic proportions.
    Rabbit Holes of epic proportions
    JFK assassination theories
    The supposed Illuminati
    The supposed 9/11 conspiracies
    Watergate
    The 9 billion government employee deaths that occurred during Clinton's presidency
    Area 51
    The Mafia

    Not rabbit holes of epic proportions
    Sarah Phillips conning a college kid out of his sports website along with some Indian guys

































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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigo_oi View Post
    Rabbit Holes of epic proportions
    JFK assassination theories
    The supposed Illuminati
    The supposed 9/11 conspiracies
    Watergate
    The 9 billion government employee deaths that occurred during Clinton's presidency
    Area 51
    The Mafia

    Not rabbit holes of epic proportions
    Sarah Phillips conning a college kid out of his sports website along with some Indian guys

































    JK LOL BRB K L8R SK8R Give me a call tmrw morn, pussy.
    You forgot Rebecca Black.

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    Looks like she is coming clean. Really not that big of a conspiracy, just someone taking advantage of her status and other people.

    Yahoo Sports Update -> HERE


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    Would fuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrich91 View Post
    Would fuck
    I was about to post the same thing.
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    Default Re: The Sara Phillips Con Story

    I think it's a pretty big sports/media story...it's yet another blow to the shrinking credibility of ESPN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KI4MVP View Post
    Ben had a Facebook page with 300k likes that generated a few hundred thousand $ in advertising revenues. She stole that, it's revenue, and diverted all of those people to her own web site, using her position at ESPN to pull it all off. You don't think that's stealing because he didn't write her a check?
    He, nor her receive cash from advertising on a facebook group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by West and Gibson View Post
    He, nor her receive cash from advertising on a facebook group.
    What? You do know that Twitter handles & Facebook group pages do generate income and can be sold, don't you?

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    Crazy article.


    Quote Originally Posted by KI4MVP View Post
    Ben had a Facebook page with 300k likes that generated a few hundred thousand $ in advertising revenues.
    A few hundred grand for a facebook page posting memes???? We're all doing something wrong...someone needs to explain to me how this facebook thingy works. We must get in on it, pool our talents and stop wasting our time here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    Crazy article.




    A few hundred grand for a facebook page posting memes???? We're all doing something wrong...someone needs to explain to me how this facebook thingy works. We must get in on it, pool our talents and stop wasting our time here.
    Don't quit your day job. K14MVP didn't read the article correctly.

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    The page had more than 300,000 likes on Facebook, and Ben had earned a few hundred dollars through advertising. Not bad results for a project he was doing in his spare time.

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    Oops, I did read it wrong. The value of those 300k followers is more than a few hundred dollars, though. We've been in business 4 years, have 1500 likes on our Facebook page and are doing well enough to build a 10,000 square foot building. our largest competitor has 131k followers on their Facebook page and is doing well enough to expand their company by 185,000 square feet. So stealing that guys account and redirecting that traffic is potentially worth a lot more than a few hundred. Otherwise why would someone who is being paid to write for ESPN even bother?

    And I read a lot of other people are coming forward about being scammed by Sara Phillips since the original story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KI4MVP View Post
    Oops, I did read it wrong. The value of those 300k followers is more than a few hundred dollars, though. We've been in business 4 years, have 1500 likes on our Facebook page and are doing well enough to build a 10,000 square foot building. our largest competitor has 131k followers on their Facebook page and is doing well enough to expand their company by 185,000 square feet. So stealing that guys account and redirecting that traffic is potentially worth a lot more than a few hundred. Otherwise why would someone who is being paid to write for ESPN even bother?

    And I read a lot of other people are coming forward about being scammed by Sara Phillips since the original story.
    Because she was taking sites with heavy activity in order to pimp her own work. Her stuff gets read, people want more, she makes more for ESPN. She wasn't taking twitter handles and facebook pages over to turn a profit. She was doing it to enhance her own image by increasing how many people see her articles. This wasn't about taking cash from facebook meme pages. She was straight pimpin'.

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