...at least that's what his MySpace said for a brief time today...
The site was hacked over a breach of netiquette by McCain's web people, who were using a free page template without giving credit (that's almost stealing!), and "hotlinking" images from the designer's site, using his bandwidth (that sorta is stealing!).
The 'hacker' tells his tale here.
You see, John McCain's people commandeered my world-renowned MySpace design template and did a few things wrong:
- They did not credit me for the template, even though the template explicitly requested credit.
- They used my own unmodified imagery, specifically for the "Contacting John McCain" table.
- As if #2 wasn't bad enough, the McCain crew is actually pulling their image directly from my server
on each page load. So every time someone visits the McCain MySpace
page, my bandwidth is being used to deliver part of the page! Bad
Numerous people have written me over the last few weeks to tell me that
McCain has been using my code, but up until I realized he was pulling
images from my server, I didn't really care. A lot of celebrities
including Ryan "Van Wilder" Reynolds and the beautiful Nelly Furtado use my code and I'm totally cool with it.
But then I read the article in today's Newsweek
about how politicians are all setting up MySpace pages in order to
"connect" with younger audiences. McCain's MySpace page is listed, as
are the pages from several other candidates. I think the idea of
politicians setting up MySpace pages and pretending to actually use
them is a bit disingenuous, so I figured it was time to play a little
prank on Johnny Mac.
Don't forget to Vote!!