Hijacking Communities

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Last week I noticed that MyBlogLog had a [bug](https://www.searchenginejournal.com/?p=4168) which allowed people to comment on behalf of other MyBlogLog users and create communities that do not belong to them. This week it seems like the hijacking has begun…

It is actually quite funny (as long as it does not happen to you); people can create a community around someone’s website and cause harm by putting up funny / malicious pictures and messages. The community in the picture above is the [SEOmoz community](http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/community/SEOmoz/) that I am pretty sure [Rand Fishkin](http://www.seomoz.org/randfish.php) did not create especially because that funny picture of the caveman is not of someone from the [SEOmoz crew](http://www.seomoz.org/about.php).
MyBlogLog is going to have to start placing precautions on company brand names and website names or else these companies will start being affected in a negative way. If MyBlogLog does not stop this, who knows what crazy things will happen next… maybe people will begin to start finding ways to monetize these hijacked communities.

Neil Patel
Neil Patel is the co-founder of KISSmetrics, an analytics provider that helps companies make better business decisions. Neil also blogs about marketing and entrepreneurship at... Read Full Bio
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