Rubel Sinks to New Lows

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Admittedly I don't read RSS as often as I used to, but I think there are many reasons. Not the least of which is Steve Ruble.

To be honest, I don't know what others see in him, but he just announced the launch of yet-another-stupid-idea. He is a judge in a link scheme sold as a contest that encourages bloggers to give companies negative plublicity.

I know I have done my own share of criticism of some companies, but if your claims are valid why would you need a contest to speak your mind? If you need a contest to help you be opinionated you are probably better off staying quiet.

Sunrocket, the company which is sponsoring the contest, are a bunch idiots. If they want blogger links out of this then perhaps someone should help them out and fire up some software to get them a few million blogger links real quick.

Hat tip Andy

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hehehe

"The campaign is for an internet phone service called SunRocket. I'm not quite sure I get the connection between kvetching and phones."

oilman falls off his chair laughing hysterically

Funny stuff though!

I was about to post that this sort of negativity is probably not a good idea, and that the karma would probably come back to bite those people who post, but I read those latest "winners" at the hogwash site, and they are well-written and hilarious! Good stuff, and good gripes!

Viral Marketing

Look at us we're doing viral marketing, now link to us already dammit.

Don't Annoy

The people who post better make sure they don't annoy anyone. ;-)

backed out

Andy Beal and maybe the pressure of a few others have made him change his mind and backout

hmmm...

you mean a blogger has decided to write up negative comments about SunRocket (and this contest) and encourage other bloggers to not participate, and influence the judges to drop out?

All in the name of protecting blogging's good name?

The irony is outstanding, but the arrogance is incredible.

The irony is outstanding,

The irony is outstanding, but the arrogance is incredible.

I certainly thought of the irony as I was typing :)

I don't think it was arrogent though.

I really think that a person selling high end public relations consulting actively associating his name with contests to try to using blogging to diminish the value of many yet to be named companies is a bit short sighted to say the least. What happens if/when his own clients appear on the site?

It's simply not consistent

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It's simply not consistent with how I feel about the overall balance of the blogosphere.

That's what made me smile. It would have been perfectly consistent had it prooved a smash hit....

A good, honest, doh! would have been much more winning.

arrogance

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I don't think it was arrogent though....I really think that a person selling high end public relations consulting actively associating his name with contests to try to using blogging to diminish the value of many yet to be named companies is a bit short sighted to say the least. What happens if/when his own clients appear on the site?

I was suggesting that Beal was displaying incredible arrogance when he assumed bloggers would follow his lead (denouncing the contest and declining to participate on the stated grounds of saving blogging's good name). It appears he assumed he could call the kettle black and the masses would indict, not think.

You, however (Aaron) stated a real reason why it may be stoopid for the guy to participate in the contest. Bravo.

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