5/15/2007

Did You Just Hear of Casey Serin?

Casey Serin earned a whole new round of trainwreck-watchers after yesterday's piece on C|net. The compelling title, "Casey Serin: The World's Most Hated Blogger" drew thousands to read Declan McCullagh's well-written and informative piece.

If this is your first exposure to the madcap financial time bomb that is Casey Serin, here are a couple of pieces to round out your knowledge. A Casey Serin Primer gives you a summary of "I Am Facing Foreclosure" to date.

You'll need this, since Casey Serin's misplaced priorities often cause IAFF to go blank while he frolics in fields of daisies and chases shiny objects. To get a better idea of the man behind the trainwreck, this glimpse into the scary mind of Casey Serin gives insight into the amateur con man's points of reference for the past two years.

This one will be helpful, lest you start feeling a natural human empathy for Casey or Galina Serin. This section reveals that Casey Serin may be able to screw up a free lunch, but he's a conniving planner who has been trying to manipulate strangers into giving him things since IAFF first launched in September.

It is worth reiterating a part of McCullagh's story, that Casey Serin deliberately trolls his readers, making IAFF more cheap soap opera than blow-by-blow. For that, you'll find plenty of other blogs, like this one, which point a glaring light to the things that Casey Serin would rather sweep under the rug.

Casey Serin's end-run game is unearned fame and fortune. Think of him as the Paris Hilton (or even better, some knobby-kneed, buck-toothed Hilton cousin) of the internet. While I'm a person who normally wants to view source materials, in this case I'd like to remind readers that each visit to IAFF gets Casey Serin one step closer to his nefarious goals.

And if you have any questions, ask a "Hater," as Casey Serin has taken to calling the learned professionals who have continually proffered free advice and words of wisdom. There are always plenty to be found.

11 comments:

PMSPMS™©® said...

All true Aspth,

and Firsth to me!

Aspeth said...

Good day, PMSPMS...

I was just thinking that, here in the States, there's a new game show where people try to answer questions from their early schooling. It's called, I believe, "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?"

I think even the kids on the game show could look at Casey Serin's situation and say, "Man, you are one stupid dude!"

flailing forward said...

Casey who?

NotAnOptimist said...

As Casey's infamy grows, will the popularity of the name "Casey" decline at the same rate? That would be interesting to track...

Aspeth said...

NotAn...I don't know that the name Casey has been popular for quite some time as it stands

NotAnOptimist said...

That's a relief, because I've definitely attached a negative connotation to "Casey".

And btw, just call me Optimist. =]

Sprezzatura said...

"Casey" isn't even his real name, IIRC. It's an Americanized version of his given name.

Aspeth said...

Good point, Sprezzie. Konstantin Serin, I believe.

flailing forward said...

Aspeth, your Casey Serin Primer link is messed up, it's got a break at the end.

Aspeth said...

Thank you for the heads-up, flailing. Looks like a blogger insert, because I don't see it in the html. (It's a tinyurl now)

soem said...

After tiring myself out trying to figure out what the heck this dude Casey Serin is actually up to, I finally found a place that catalogs his activities, history, associations, and purpose.

The site bills itself as "the leading semi-satirical wiki about foreclosure blogs", and I'd say that's accurate, given the predictably rather vertical market for "semi-satirical wikis on the topic of foreclosure blogs." Still, it's a good read.

Address:
www.caseypedia.com/

Hotlink:
Casey Serin