Online tinkerer Esrun has posted a handy guide for those hard up for hits who might like to make more of online machine-aggregating site Reddit.
The black hatted SEO whizz demonstrates how it's quite simple to write a few scripts to register multiple Reddit accounts. You can then use these to vote up your favourite stories based on your political affiliations or personal propagandistic bent.
"The objective of these tests was to find out just how much traffic can be generated by submitting stories to Reddit and giving them a head start with shill votes. Since Reddit users are notorious for not clicking adverts, I focused more on product placement than ad clicks."
He says he kicked off with "around 100 accounts, each account on a unique IP address. The accounts were created semi-automatically – I just had to complete the captcha. For the short time it takes to type out 100 captchas, it’s not even worth trying to code in OCR."
There's a nice little Youtube video to help you along with the process. If you fancy having a bash, you might like to use a THINQ story or two :)