: I kept getting posts in my comments directing me to a new site for Hoder, the Toronto blogfather of Iranian weblogging, and asking me to post the address. I smelled something fishy: The site was on Blogspot (who goes from Movable Type to Blogspot?); it was unfinished; and there were no references to a new site on any of Hoder’s real blogs. I smelled a hoax. But I couldn’t verify it because the whole thing is written in a language — hell, an alphabet — I don’t understand. I feared the Persian Puce. So I just hung in there, figuring I’d see something on Hoder’s real weblog and, sure enough, I did: He is complaining about identity theft via blog. So pass the word: Any blog on Blogspot purporting to be Hoder’s is not.
by Jeff Jarvis