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Guy Buys The Hairpin’s Domain, Proudly Turns It Into AI-Powered Zombie Content Mill

Guy Buys The Hairpin’s Domain, Proudly Turns It Into AI-Powered Zombie Content Mill

He bought the domain for its “great reputation and excellent backlinks.” AI Sludge The Hairpin was a beloved women’s and culture website that gave rise to brand name writers like Jia Tolentino and Jazmine Hughes until it shut down in 2018. But now it churns out nonsensical AI-generated slime after a Serbian DJ turned cybersquatter snatched up the domain when the original owners accidentally let it expire, Wired reports. Nebojša Vujinović Vujo, the new website owner, told Wired in an interview that he had bought The Hairpin domain because it had a “great reputation and excellent backlinks.” Backlinks are when another site links back to your site, and they serve as the equivalent of endorsements in the world of search engine optimization (SEO). Having lots of high-quality backlinks boost a website’s rankings when people search for specific content on Google. Vujo’s move basically made the website into a spammy site for clickbait, with inane and lurid content like “Dream Interpretation: Dying Fathers and Falling Cars” and “Celebrities All Have Little Real Teeth Under Their Big Fake …