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: Go Nokia :)
by Soulbender on Tue 4th Sep 2012 05:04 UTC in reply to "Go Nokia :)"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Yes, I'm sure they had no ulterior motive for that ;)

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RE[2]: Go Nokia :)
by arpan on Tue 4th Sep 2012 05:38 in reply to "RE: Go Nokia :)"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Actually it is quite commendable, especially since these bloggers proved that they wouldn't give favorable reviews just because they were flown there.

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RE[3]: Go Nokia :)
by Soulbender on Tue 4th Sep 2012 05:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Go Nokia :)"
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2005-08-18

Yes, I'm sure it wasn't because it is good PR that cost virtually nothing and makes them look like the good guy in comparison to Samsung. No, not at all.

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RE[3]: Go Nokia :)
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 4th Sep 2012 23:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Go Nokia :)"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No. The bloggers proved they have zero credibility and ethics by accepting free flights by a subject they intended to cover.

Edited 2012-09-04 23:23 UTC

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RE[2]: Go Nokia :)
by Laurence on Tue 4th Sep 2012 08:52 in reply to "RE: Go Nokia :)"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Yes, I'm sure they had no ulterior motive for that ;)

Is there ever such thing as a 100% selfless act?

Regardless of motives, Nokia did a good thing.

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RE[3]: Go Nokia :)
by Soulbender on Tue 4th Sep 2012 10:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Go Nokia :)"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Sure but I dont think I would consider it commendable ;)

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RE[3]: Go Nokia :)
by Morgan on Tue 4th Sep 2012 11:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Go Nokia :)"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

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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