If you don’t know about Jenny or the revelation of the hoax, here’s the story over at Tech Crunch.
The story, as I see it, is interesting and will likely become a training tool for viral marketing types.
But what I really find interesting is the anger I’ve seen come across.
When I saw the original story, I laughed. I’ll admit it, I’m guessing most people have worked for someone they’d love to give a piece of their mind and this was a really creative way to get your point across.
However, I also questioned the “truth” of it. Because I know I live in an internet age and, in all honesty, very few people are that clever all on their own.
So, when I heard that it wasn’t real and that Jenny was really Elyse Porterfield, I thought to myself “Well, good for her. There’s a million actresses in this town. Nice way to get yourself noticed.” and left iit at that.
As the day has gone on, I’ve seen a few reactions that seem to have a very real sense of anger or upset in them and I’m really confused by them.
Milli Vanilli being fake was one thing. It went on for years and the fraud involved money and screwed over the original artists.
But Jenny was “Jenny” for a day and we all had a good chuckle.
So, if you were upset. I’m wondering why?
p.s. Maybe it’s the use of the word “hoax” It implies some sort of intentional deceit. But that’s one to ask John Resig.