The Streisand Effect kicks in
My goodness! In only one week the controversial website Harlecon.net has gone from 1,000 visitors a day to over 4,500!
That is 1.6 million visitors a year on an annualized basis.
These numbers go up and down as we at BFP well know. Our best day ever was 44,087 visitors. Annualized that works out to 16 million visitors a year. HA! We wish!
The Streisand effect is a primarily online phenomenon in which an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence inadvertently generated further publicity.
Good for Harlecon.net
But let’s remember some reality: the website had a good week because BFP, Caribbean360.com and others linked to it after Harlequin Hotels and Resorts decided to emulate Barbara Streisand on South Park.
Is that really Harlequin’s own David Ames running amok with Barbara Streisand? The Streisand effect:
Memories, like the corners of my mind Misty water-colored memories Of the way we were…
As an aside, we notice that the Harlequin Property entry at Wikipedia seems woefully incomplete and out of date and does not reflect any of the controversy raging in Barbados and elsewhere. Interesting… we wonder how long until someone updates it.