Posted by Amanda Chapel
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Leading Industry Expert Predicts Dangerous Shift in Power
Shock waves were felt throughout the PR industry this week as an announcement was made that has broad implications about PR's future on the Internet. A simple invention has one leading expert predicting that the ranks of PR bloggers could more than quadruple in the next year.
Martin Turnbull, famed PR-industry business analyst from the Kepler School of Management, commented:
"Up to now, the 'buzzed donuts' that compose the PR blogosphere have been totally natural. Parmet, Thornley, French, Ochman, Gomes... that's genetic. Now however, these 'buzzed donuts' can be mass produced in the lab. This is more than just and ethical problem. It radically shifts the balance of power geopolitically. If this technology got into the wrong hands, say a demagogue like Jeff Jarvis for instance, the damage it might cause is unimaginable."
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