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Thursday, June 15, 2006

digg vs. Netscape

OK, Kevin Rose told the fanboys, and (as usual) they still didn't listen. So let me SHOW you children how it works. And yes, for the record, I work for AOL. Get over it.

I popped on to the beta today, because I have yet to be able to set up an account (see, I can be critical). What's on the front page? Someone posted an audio recording of himself trying to cancel his AOL account. The AOL guy is a total ass. Why? Who knows... It's sad, funny, and irritating at the same time.

Now, on digg, this would shoot up, everyone would have a great time. However, there wouldn't be any follow-up. The guy who posted would have his moment in the sun, and the diggers can snigger at another big company being mean to everyone. Hee haw.

However, on Netscape, we see the finish. We understand the story because it gets DUG DEEPER... That's the power of bloggers. Bloggers are like this weird hybrid of news reader and journalist. Believe me, it is NOT easy to find a "real" blogger.

The Netscape gang is getting into the story. It isn't fair to post an audio clip and pretend it represents a company of thousands of workers who, like me, are busting their ass for their customers. Now you get the context, and, as Paul Harvey would say, "the rest of the story."

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