Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 21:21 UTC
In the News Pretty scummy stuff by Samsung, this. The company apologised, but what it shows is just how warped tech reporting and blogging really is. Websites are dependent on review items, early access, and press invites, and we really have no idea just how much this influences reporting. Do you really think that reviewers and bloggers who are too critical will get invited to the next product unveil in Cupertino or will get early access to the next Galaxy device? If so, I have a palace to sell you.
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RE[3]: Go Nokia :)
by Morgan on Tue 4th Sep 2012 11:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Go Nokia :)"
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Is there ever such thing as a 100% selfless act?

Theoretically, yes. Most human beings are quite capable of fully selfless acts. Not everyone runs across an opportunity to perform random kindness every day, but I'm sure most of us have found ourselves helping someone out of purely humanitarian feelings.

Of course, we all know that Nokia got good public karma for this act, but what if they were the only ones to step up? As WereCatf said, the bloggers had already stood their ground and maintained a neutral stance despite the threat of being marooned, so I am inclined to think that Nokia had a heap of goodwill in this situation.

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