The list: tags, RSS, blogs, Ajax… What a hype, what an experience.
Turn the page.
You’ve probably all heard of the Vincent Ferrari case. If not, you’ll find the story at the end of this post.
Short version: regular guy – Vincent – calls AOL to cancel his account, operator – NotSoKind – gives him a hard time, Vincent blogs about this, everybody blogs about this, AOL looks like shit in front of the whole humanity.
Pardon me for spoiling your democratic, freedom-of-speech, enthusiasm, but this is simply WRONG!
Picture yourself in a world where you can’t screw up. Not once! You upset ONE SINGLE customer and that’s it, you’re out of business! Your public image is ruined. If you’re lucky, you might get away with a rebranding.
Blogging is indeed a powerfull tool. But remember that most inventions have been used as a weapon first. This is one scary PR weapon.
No hard feelings, but Vincent is no Mahatma Ghandi. It’s for a right cause, in a non-violent, decent manner, but with a potential catastrophic consequence.
So next time you blog, think again, you may do more damage than you can imagine.