Where forth art thou?: Guide to managing a privately owned commercial metablog for the public

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Guide to managing a privately owned commercial metablog for the public


1. Publish "Quality Content".



2. Cover up your mistakes.

3. Make public promises you can't keep.




4. When confronted about it, tell everyone sarcastically that you have more important issues to address [Read: "There is nothing much we can say or do to get ourselves out of the deep hole we are in now. Even if the thirteen of us stood one on top of the shoulders of another all the way up, we won't be able to reach the light! Just mind your own business and let us carry on digging ourselves deeper will you? Maybe we will find some gold at the bottom"].



5. Censor reader-recommended articles that are of interest to the public.



6. Remove more than once relevant trackbacks from xlx [The trackback happens to showcase censorship-in-action yet again, in an entry that was sparked off by censorship in the first place, making it relevant]

7. Label the relevant trackbacks as irrelevant and use this as a convenient opportunity/excuse to censor xlx. After all wasn't xlx's exposé on the wrongdoings of a certain editor the catalyst for the metablog taking so much heat now?



8. However, never ever disallow irrelevant trackbacks from your very own guilty editor (The contents of the post in the following trackback did not even address the issue at hand).




*Applause*


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Sticky issues: Once upon a tomorrow [MercerMachine]
Let's all come clean [GeekGeek]

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8 comments:

mooiness said...

Relevant trackback for this post:
http://geekgeek.livejournal.com/41871.html

Anonymous said...

XX is totally right in that screenshot. It seems like you guys would prefer to live in Tellytubby Land.

leeling said...

Lol at the first anon
Thanks for the joke of the day!

Anonymous said...

Great investigation work. I guess you've basically unearthed all the sloppy editing and blogging work done by certain individual.

However, I guess theres nothing to be done as power is in numbers, and this certain blogger has the numbers indeed. That can be powerful. Like her followers/fans's unwavering support to their "Leader" does strike a simliarity to that of the equally "brainwashed" neo-nazis, who followed Hitler's instructions and the North koreans with their leader KIM Il-so'ng, and followers of Anton Le'vey... You get the picture.

I appreciate what small efforts made by you to try and show others some simple common sense, ethic sensiblity and maturity.

For now. Lets hope and pray for the poor child to grow up and really start influencing the young she leads the right examples, spread peace and love, not hate! :-)

Anonymous said...

"You want articles about dogs, somebody gives you one about that bitch, what's the problem here?"

- That's hilarious. All those bloggers that get published in Straits Times are judged by their ability to censor stuff indiscriminately, and sensationalize topics with no regard to journalistic integrity. All these skills were obviously honed by the actions of the government of Singapore in their similar attempts to pull the wool over more important key issues. Let Xiaxue have her Macaulay Culkin moment. :)

*munches popcorn*

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow started going downhill since they put xx as 1 of the editors

Anonymous said...

tomorrow sux
support digg!

-bill

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