Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Mon May 7 19:44:39 UTC 2007

David Borowitz writes:
> As far as I can tell, it's become a pretty general term:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroturfing
> The first reference on the Wikipedia article is to an article from 1996,
> which in turn claims the word was coined the previous year (at that point in
> a political context):
> http://www.pacificnews.org/jinn/stories/2.01/960105-astroturf.html

Huh. I had only seen it in the political context before.

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