You and all paid enthusiast blog whores are destroying the credibility and trust value of users advising users in the blogosphere.
Paid "outreach", or compensated "communication" is unethical, fraudulent, and marketing suicide, even when such crass commercial practices are transparent and sincere.
In many cases, this blog whoring consists of concerted attacks against companies. In other cases, it consists of orchestrated promotions for companies.
Either way, it's artificial buzz agenting.
I shall attack, ridicule, and boycott all bloggers and companies who engage or promote such practices, or encourage others to do so.
The blogosphere does not want your types polluting our peer to peer consulting and our championing of products and companies we love and promote voluntarily, without any hidden or overt agenda.
We bloggers only wish to hear from actual users who praise or criticize products, based on real experiences with those products, and consisting of spontaneous, unrehearsed, uncoached, uncompensated comments posted in blogs and other forums.
I and many of my blog allies are dedicated to stop you and PayPerPost and all other forms of this activity. We will use every legal, ethical combative means at our disposal to accomplish our mission.
We are moving swiftly and aggressively against you, the bloggers you employ, and the companies hiring your services. Our forces have been mobilized. And we're doing it to save the blogosphere, not for any compensation or favors.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Vaspers attacks Word of Mouth Marketing Association
Here is my comment on the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethical Blogger Contact Guidelines page.
Posted by steven edward streight at 11/11/2006 01:03:00 AM