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[2]: Go Nokia :)
by arpan on Tue 4th Sep 2012 05:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Go Nokia :)"
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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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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[4]: Go Nokia :)
by WereCatf on Tue 4th Sep 2012 05:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Go Nokia :)"
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Of course they calculated that it'd be good PR for them, that still doesn't change the fact that they paid a good sum of money to accommodate two people who had clearly shown they don't make any favors, ie. getting some good PR out of it doesn't make it not-commendable, especially when Nokia didn't even politely ask anything in return, let alone demand anything such.

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RE[4]: Go Nokia :)
by ephracis on Tue 4th Sep 2012 15:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Go Nokia :)"
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If people or companies do good stuff because it will make people like them I am all for it. ;)

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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 :)"
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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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