August 2007

August 2007

Ebay encouraging Sellers to scam retail stores ecommerce

An email/newsletter went out recently to Ebay Power Sellers, encouraging them to stock up on holiday items for their Ebay Stores by purchasing brand new items from brick and mortar stores. The article, entitled “Sourcing for Profitability”, had a tip called “Returns means low risk”….

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Yeah, we can create buzz! ethics

Oh, you meant real buzz? Well, we can definitely create fake accounts and try! Comsumerist brings us a classic case of an agency (Martin Waymire Advocacy Communications) lying to its client about creating that coveted “pre-launch buzz”. Or in this case, shill until ye can’t…

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Anti-fat blogging is back Uncategorized

Earlier this year I tried to gain weight as part of my “Anti-Fat Blogging” kick, which was in a direct response to the silly “fat blogging” craze. And I’m glad Jason and Co. have lost weight, good for them. However, my plan backfired when I…

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Links for August 12, 2007 Uncategorized

I’ve spent this weekend, among other things, scaling back on my RSS subscriptions and enjoying the lovely weather. That being said, here are some great posts that have popped up over the past few days: Mike’s Points: Dehumanizing our workOne of Mr. Driehorst’s takeaways from…

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The blogging of politics Uncategorized

No, I’m not referring to the YouTube/CNN debate or the politics of blogging, also known as the complimentary ass kissing that goes on between bloggers on the A-list. I’m talking about political figures on a non-national level, aka those without a press secretary or PR…

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So how do you like it? Uncategorized

That’s the most common question I’ve been asked since getting an iPhone last month. Sure, it’s a nifty conversation piece and overall I’m pleased with it — especially since it replaces my (go ahead and laugh) 2nd gen iPod and Razr. There are a lot…

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When you can’t beat ’em – pay ’em ethics

I’ve been holding onto this post for a week trying to decide how this can be explained or justified, but I just can’t do it. Undoubtedly you’ve heard the old adage “When you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”. Well, for those without any savvy but…

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