Posted by Brian Connolly Saturday, December 15, 2007
Ever wonder why the Hell it appears that some of your most respected, knowledgeable and intellectually capable colleagues have completely lost their minds in all this Web 2.0 stuff? I mean, perfectly sensible people totally abandoning all logic and critical thinking, and gleefully hopping on the Cluetrain to nowhere.
Poignant. Something is askew for sure. But sobriety isn't the issue. Of all the countless wacky things PR 2.0 cultists have proclaimed in the last few years, there's been little juice actually, i.e. there's been lots of conferences but little in the way of revenue. Take Kami Huyse and "friendz," for instance; these folks are more God-fearing tea-totaling Heaven's-Gate-like anorexic sorority geeks than fat drunkards.
Turns out, the cause could be a virus. Watch this:
So are you one of those that cringe a little as Murdoch takes over the Journal? Oh boy. Do ya feel just a little uneasy when a major drug company hires Shill, Inc. "to help bolster awareness among young consumers"? Oh, God.
Well, the good news is this ain't that bad. This is about the more pedestrian kinda smarmy. Think an ad for Trixie's Escort Service nested subtly in the back of Holy Name's Sunday bulletin; Or Rocko Petrizelli, brother of "Nick the Nose," signing up as security chief for South Shore Bank. Whatevah. Whadayagonnado.
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