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28 October 2005

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Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Shallow journalism at Forbes magazine:

» Forbes Blogger Bashing from The English Guy
Forbes cover story, Attack of the Blogs, by Daniel Lyons seems to me to be the signal that the nadir of traditional media is here. Not only is he virulently attacking bloggers as an online lynch mob, but lumping one ... [Read More]

» Forbes on Blogs from Alec Saunders .LOG
Quite a bit has been written already about the Forbes article Attack of the Blogs. Some of the better pieces include Doc Searls Blogosmear, Steve Rubels Forbes Cover Story Blows It.Neville Hobson ... [Read More]

» Knuppel in het hoenderhok from Blogmania Business Blog
Het Amerikaanse blad Forbes heeft deze week bij monde van zijn auteur Dan Lyons de knuppel in de blogosfeer gegooid. Het artikel met de illustere naam Attack of the Blogs . Geen aardig artikel over de blogwereld en de rol van de blogger voor bedrijven.... [Read More]

» How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Forbes from http://www.ideagrove.com/blog/index.html#112938568736465461
After all, if we marketers have learned anything over the past few years, it's that generating a fear of "evil-doers" is an excellent call to action. [Read More]

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Frank Shaw

This is essentially a binary story: black or white. I have lots of great examples of the power of blogs to be positive in multiple ways. AND it is true that there is the potential for brand damage, and the companies need to be smart and prepared to deal with this.

Nevon

Thanks for your comment, Frank.

I'd probably be ok with the Forbes article if it was about black and white (note 'and' not 'or'). But it's not - it's just the black (if we see black as the dark side of The Force, so to speak). I may not agree with their views but if they were presented more honestly, I'd at least respect the writer.

The disservice the magazine has done is to portray a one-sided negative view as if that's the only view, and present that view in a narrow and sensationalist fashion.

A pile of trash, to quote Dan Gillmor.

Volker Weber

I documented the story that Forbes is referring to: http://wiki.vowe.org/RadicatiGroup It is more than a year old.

Nevon

Thanks, Volker, that's an interesting resource you've developed.

Take a look also at comments re Radicati in Ed Brill's post about the Forbes article. Ed was referenced in that article.

http://www.edbrill.com/ebrill/edbrill.nsf/dx/forbes-attack-of-the-blogs

Joel Cere

Did you read Dave Taylor's take on the article? I found it a lot more balanced.

http://www.intuitive.com/blog/forbes_attack_of_the_blogs_is_surprisingly_accurate.html

Nevon

Joel, I did read Dave's post. A good read and reinforces my view that the Forbes article is simply shallow and wholly unbalanced.

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