These days, everyone has a social media guy. It's a crucial component of marketing for any modern business, no matter what's being sold: books, cars, food, journalism. Illegal drugs. Since the online illegal drug market Atlantis Marketplace launched six months ago, it's set itself apart with brazen marketing tactics. But it abruptly shut down this week. Now that he's got some free time on his hands, the freelance online marketing expert who was Atlantis' main PR guy was willing to talk to me about hustling drugs in the social media era.
It just became a little harder to buy drugs online. After launching this past April, the drug market Atlantis became one of the most popular places to buy and sell illegal drugs on the Dark Net. Today Atlantis announced it's shutting down because of "security reasons," which should freak out a lot of inhabitants of the shadier places of the internet.
NASA's 30-year shuttle program officially ended this morning when Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center after a 13-day mission to the International Space Station. From NASA: "Space shuttle Atlantis and the STS-135 crew have landed on runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida."