Content summary: Update on FIR Listener Dinner in San Francisco on June 7; new FIR mailing list starts; a note about General Motors’ communications; follow-up discussion about Ulitzer and Aral Balkan; Dan York reports on Google Wave; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: Web 2.0 at work gains traction, NYSE Euronext launches three online services including a social networking site for listed-company executives; listeners’ comments discussion and FIR Friendfeed Room round-up; the next show on June 8 will be recorded live at the IABC World Conference in San Francisco; music from Tom Smith; and more.
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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for June 4, 2009: A 61-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.
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So, until Monday June 8…
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)
Sys-con’s Ulitzer is a depressing situation. It’s sad to see a company who purports to do so much to expand awareness about rich internet technology doing such a bad job of managing content. Twitter has been a-buzz this week with linked examples of places in which Ulitzer has taken content from other sites without permission and replaced author’s photos with stock photography (profile shot, istockphoto.) Ulitzer is taking them down as fast as they’re being linked, but until this type of behavior stops altogether Ulitzer the site and Sys-con itself will both remain extremely disreputable, and their image is probably tarnished forever.
This type of behavior clearly departs from Ulitzer’s stated mission and the type of behavior expected of professional organizations. To be blunt, it’s theft – using others’ content to sell advertising. I don’t care if you have an opt-out system or not. Call me a “social media terrorist” if you want, Fuat Kircaali, but you’re clearly in the wrong here.
[Blog] The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #454: June 4, 2009 http://tinyurl.com/qnu3m4
Hobson: The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #454: June 4, 2009: Content summary: Update on FIR Listener.. http://tinyurl.com/ohupcx
RT @jangles: [Blog] The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #454: June 4, 2009 http://tinyurl.com/qnu3m4 @aral #sys-con
Latest FIR podcast covers Ulitzer. Do leave a comment and let them know what you think of Sys-Con: http://bit.ly/GE3cG
RT @aral: Latest FIR podcast covers Ulitzer. Do leave a comment and let them know what you think of Sys-Con: http://bit.ly/GE3cG