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Back in 2012 I wrote an article titled Bait Phone. It was about cops dropping mobile phones with a tracking device

An old article gets new life. #TBT

Back in 2012 I wrote an article titled Bait Phone. It was about cops dropping mobile phones with a tracking device and following the stealing culprit for an arrest. Like Bait Car but with a smartphone.

Over the weekend, I noticed that the article was blowing up but couldn’t figure out why:

428bait

I even tweeted out on Monday:

baittweet

At the time, I didn’t realize something else was at play.

Then I decided to do a twitter search:

bait tw

And found that a video with the same name as my blog post was trending: Bait Phone 2 – basically a stun gun with a remote. Over 2.2 million YouTube views in less than a week. It’s a prank video where they have a remote zapper to sting the culprits when they grab & walk away with the phone. One guy – who had it in his pocket – denied taking it until he was personally shocked.

When I did a Google search over the weekend, my article was still at the top but now the article is like #13 listed (maybe even lower) and the video has taken the top spot.

But you never know when an old article might pop due to some other circumstances. At least folks are reading it and not totally bailing!

Fun stuff.

ps


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About Peter Silva
Peter is an F5 evangelist for security, IoT, mobile and core. His background in theatre brings the slightly theatrical and fairly technical together to cover training, writing, speaking, along with overall product evangelism for F5. He's also produced over 350 videos and recorded over 50 audio whitepapers. After working in Professional Theatre for 10 years, Peter decided to change careers. Starting out with a small VAR selling Netopia routers and the Instant Internet box, he soon became one of the first six Internet Specialists for AT&T managing customers on the original ATT WorldNet network.

Now having his Telco background he moved to Verio to focus on access, IP security along with web hosting. After losing a deal to Exodus Communications (now Savvis) for technical reasons, the customer still wanted Peter as their local SE contact so Exodus made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. As only the third person hired in the Midwest, he helped Exodus grow from an executive suite to two enormous datacenters in the Chicago land area working with such customers as Ticketmaster, Rolling Stone, uBid, Orbitz, Best Buy and others.

Writer, speaker and Video Host, he's also been in such plays as The Glass Menagerie, All’s Well That Ends Well, Cinderella and others.



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