Archive for October, 2005

Google off, says Dug

Just as I was typing below about the threat of Googlification, my friend Dug is going through some severe turbulence wit...

October 27, 2005


Just as I was typing below about the threat of Googlification, my friend Dug is going through some severe turbulence with Google, which has decided to clampdown on perceived adsense abuse at Lecture List, a not for profit public service – and is trying to reclaim $970 from Lecture List’s account.

Fair enough, it has to protect its revenue model from abuse in order to preserve the confidence of advertisers, but where are the global citizen’s rights of appeal in all this?

Increasingly, we use services like Verisign, Microsoft and Google as lifestyle utilities, unaware of the privacy and liberty we are sacrificing in the process.

Their accountability is that of any other red in tooth and claw capitalist – to appease the stockholders.

Google’s vision – connecting the knowledge of the world to the people of the world – is a grand design. But they must maintain the trust of all stakeholders – not just stockholders in order to deliver it.

Feels less like 1984. More like 1489.

Orkut + Google Sidebar = ?

A long, but inconclusive print article, starting on pg 136 in 'PC Pro' this month explores the futur...

Lynne Truss on social disintegration

Building further on recent exchanges around unintended consequences and the failure of collective im...

More Context Management

Very enjoyable morning this morning talking to Euan Semple at the BBC, about the hidden rules which ...

Beyond Content: Context Management

I read a couple of things yesterday in the real world, that reminded me how critical the need for co...

Beyond Flickr…Movieskype?

The news that the French are hosting a Pocket Film awards for short films made on mobile film is a m...

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Hyping the Hype

Tom Murphy has a really fun graphic on site at present, applying the Gartner hype cycle to the PR in...

Edelman survey supports mutual marketing message

Results of the 'Blogosphere meets PR study' survey by Edelman are in, and appearing here.A really mi...

Beyond Robo-blogging

In contrast to the clumsy blogging PR activity I've written about recently, I noticed that H&K s...

Diamond Bloggers

Good to see some segments of the diamond industry embracing the joys of blogging...Hugh has apparent...

PR blunders

Don't know how many people have been following the appalling invasion perpetrated on Tom Coates's bl...