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28 October 2005


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.


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.


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.


Joel Cere

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



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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