Leon Hill – Australia’s most interesting Tech Entrepreneur?


I wrote last Friday about local company USocial selling Twitter followers. It’s run by a fella called Leon Hill.

Anyway, Leon is an interesting guy … and to be honest, I am surprised I haven’t stumbled upon him before.

Why?

– His company has gotten some US press attention for openly gaming social sites like Digg, Stumble Upon and Yahoo! Buzz and selling enhanced visbility. He even received a cease and desist from Digg and has admitted to breaching Diggs T&C’s but shows no signs of stopping. (http://leonbhill.com/latimes.htm)

– He has tried to sell one of his Kidneys or parts of his Liver on Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2004/08/16/would-you-sell-your-kidney-s-for-a-hush/comments/3930010/)

– On top of this he has gotten the likes of BBC to cover his no doubt disasterous Twitter experiment (http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,25722397-5014239,00.html)

– He’s come out against everyones most hated media douchebag, Kyle Sandilands, and asserted him and equally awesome co-host Jackie O are maybe dubiously adding Twitter followers (http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,28383,25730127-5013560,00.html)

Who said digital media couldn’t be newsworthy.

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2 responses to “Leon Hill – Australia’s most interesting Tech Entrepreneur?

  1. There’s *good* opportunistic in business and *bad* opportunistic. Leon is definitely the latter.

    I’m glad I haven’t stumbled upon him before (by the way Shep, was that turn of phrase from you an intentional pun, given his gaming of said site?)

  2. Hey Ben,

    Looked like the whole thing was another Publicity stunt! Turns out that Kyle and Jackie O are on the Twitter List
    http://bit.ly/UFmLn

    Jules

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