Microsoft Social Media “Strategist” Targets The Wrong Guy

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Oh, social media strategists, will you never learn? Even after the great Samsung Debacle of a few months ago, a “strategist” working on behalf of Microsoft (and I don’t believe this is Microsoft’s fault, honestly, because even Microsoft wouldn’t be this stupid) sent our own former EIC and anti-payola-crusader Michael Arrington a nice note:

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Basically, they want to pay him to write about Internet Explorer. He’s a good writer, sure, but he’s not the kind of guy you want in your blind mailing list.

Again, if you wonder how a lot of the web works, look no further than this exchange. There are few good guys out there – which is why I pride myself on not doing paid posts anywhere and why I try my damnedest to be nice to companies and indifferent to PR people and why TechCrunch never accepts payment of any kind – but…

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