John Franklin sent along this pointer to Clay Shirky's post on reputation hacking. What's this? One of the downsides of the mass amateurization of publishing, Shirky explains, complete with an example.
(Franklin posted the link as a comment on this blog, but it got cut off. Not by our skyscraper this time--but by a list on the right hand side of the site. So I am moving the link into the blog)