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Advertisers to Firefox users: Take your money elsewhere

08.19.07 Posted in advertising, firefox, internet, mozilla, slashdot, Techdirt by

I nearly crapped myself when I saw this story on Techdirt (via Slashdot). There’s a new campaign to block Firefox users from certain web sites because they’re avoiding viewing ads by using the Adblock extension. The discussion on Slashdot’s entry clearly shows readers are puzzled, and in some cases pissed. Smooth move, Ex-Lax. This presents […]


Links for August 12, 2007

08.12.07 Posted in blogher, church of the customer, Johnson and Johnson, mike driehorst, Techdirt by

I’ve spent this weekend, among other things, scaling back on my RSS subscriptions and enjoying the lovely weather. That being said, here are some great posts that have popped up over the past few days: Mike’s Points: Dehumanizing our workOne of Mr. Driehorst’s takeaways from BlogHer — at the end of the day we’re all […]


Edelman’s Social Media Top 30 = F*ck the Long Tail

07.20.07 Posted in blogger circle jerk, bullshit, Edelman, jeremy pepper, metrics, Mike Masnick, social media, Techdirt by

The social media explosion, especially to those of us who belong to communities and participate, has shown that people with credibility and a channel have just as much power as those with multi-million dollar ad campaigns. Which is why the recent Edelman Top 30 Social Media Index needs some serious rethinking. If you count the […]


MySpace pwns social networking

01.04.07 Posted in flickr, Jackie Huba, myspace, phonezoo, social networking, Techdirt, toyota by

That’s the attitude that Joe over on Techdirt is taking on Toyota’s attempt to connect hybrid owners to one another through a Toyota-owned social networking site. He’s equating it to the failed Wal-Mart social networking experiment. I completely disagree. It’s apples to oranges in my book. I mean, what teenager wants to admit to wearing […]


How to Not Get Called An Asshat, the FTC and Andy – Oh my!

12.14.06 Posted in blogger relations, FTC, Mike Masnick, Techdirt, WOMMA by

This morning I had the pleasure of presenting the agency perspective on blogger relations with Mike Masnick from Techdirt. Mike prefaced his portion of the presentation by saying he may be controversial with his points, but there wasn’t any arguing coming from me – he’s completely right. PR people need to respect the rules of […]


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