Talk2Us Director, Linda Hamman, wrote an emotional opinion piece on the Talk2Us press office over at Bizcommunity. This article entitled Web2.0 – A marketing boon or a platform too far? which Your Web AddiCT was alerted to via Skype by another professional in the New Media Space, Melissa Attree got me thinking.
Let’s quote Linda Hamman’s article quickly…
I would like to contribute to the emerging debate around the so-called Web2.0 Revolution. It is heralded as a platform for interaction and social networking, where anyone with an Internet connection can now be a publisher, a journalist or an advertiser.
Sure, some remarkable journalists, publishers, critics, advertisers, entertainers et al. may well emerge from the accumulative sprawl of blogging, Facebook, etc. But let us not forget the global welter of unsound, uninformed and/or boring and unsolicited opinions scrambling for dubious, egotistical, ephemeral fame, demeaning the value of authentic communication.
Web2.0 was one of the subjects featured in the most recent edition of Carte Blanche, and to hear a comment from one of the participants, Fariq Philips, that online communication has become ‘more natural than talking’ is frankly, ominous, if the statement is more than a personal opinion.
Good Carte Blanche editing made it appear that way, soon after saying that I also stated even though technology makes it possible to communicate with anyone, anywhere, at any time I still prefer Face-to-Face communication over tech. This is where Linda Hamman & I agree. You will notice that line wasn’t included in the Carte Blanche segment? I wonder why? We’ll never know really will we Dave? 😛
Uninformed, unsound.. what about unresearched Linda Hamman? I am not Fariq Philips, even joined a Facebook group called People Who Always Have To Spell Their Names For Other People, a quick Google reveals:
Anyhow, I’ve got some SEO to do at the QuirkStation.
I wonder what publishing this article will do to Talks2Us and Linda Hamman’s Online Reputation? I have been using an awesome Online Reputation Management tool for the past 9 months, can’t wait to show it to you. It’s launching any day now.
The Lessons from this experience: Do not only setup Google Alerts for your name, make sure to include the typos too. I wonder if Linda Hamman has a Google alert for the Talks2Us company name or even the typo Lynda Haman?
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