Epic fail marketing



  • Fresh out of the blogosphere:

    "Migrating to Vista is…suicidal?"



  • WTF is "blogosphere"? 



  • That thing where people without friends to talk to write whatever they have to say on a blog, and then wait for a response from somebody they hardly know (trackback iirc).

    People in the blogosphere believe that this way they are connected to human beings, and try to post the most ridiculous stuff to get lots of links/comments, which they will then call friends afterwards.

    You are officially popular in the blogosphere when you appear on "blogrolls", where bloggers link to their virtual friends.

     

    You should upgrade your skills to aolspeak 2.0, courses are available online for free. You'll get more virtual friends that don't give a rats ass about you, but don't know what to do with their time either.



  •  I believe what we have here is a humour fail (on your part). Way I read it, the point is that if you try to migrate to Vista  (without buyng Novell's wonderful "Systems Management solutions" first, that is) you'll end up as a smudge on the sidewalk.

    no? 



  • @Kiss me I'm Polish said:

    WTF is "blogosphere"? 

     

    I'm sure you've heard of this one http://xkcd.com/181/ 



  • @t-bone said:

    You should upgrade your skills to aolspeak 2.0, courses are available online for free. You'll get more virtual friends that don't give a rats ass about you, but don't know what to do with their time either.

    You are mixing up <font color="orange">"social"</font> blogrolls with "technical" ones.

    The first is made of fail and AIDS while the latter is actually worth reading.


    PS:open source planets FTW.



  • @utunga said:

    I believe what we have here is a humour fail (on your part). Way I read it, the point is that if you try to migrate to Vista (without buyng Novell's wonderful "Systems Management solutions" first, that is) you'll end up as a smudge on the sidewalk.

    no?

    Did you read what's on Novell's site? There is a guy committing suicide and next to it it says "Migrating to Vista? We can help you make the leap.".


    What we have here is a humour fail, but it's actually on your part.



  • @t-bone said:

    You are officially popular in the blogosphere when you appear on "blogrolls", where bloggers link to their virtual friends. 
    I have the misfortune of living with a guy who works in a marketing company...according to him (and I quote):

    @Marketing Tool said:

    "...the 'Top-Level' bloggers actually read the news, then blog about it. Then, the people who watch them blog about their blogs. And then people blog about those blog posts. This continues down the line until eventually, those top-level posts end up on Digg, Reddit, and so on...this is how 'Web 2.0' works."
    In other words, what you're describing is the Future of the Web. 

    Tell all your virtual friends that I'm going to go Blog the toilet with all this shitty marketing speak.

    (P.S.: The firm he works for is aspiring to be "just like Google" in terms of their work approach. Also, he is an Apple fanboy of the worst type. Don't know if that is relevant or not...)



  • @LieutenantFrost said:

    @Marketing Tool said:
    "...the 'Top-Level' bloggers actually read the news, then blog about it. Then, the people who watch them blog about their blogs. And then people blog about those blog posts. This continues down the line until eventually, those top-level posts end up on Digg, Reddit, and so on...this is how 'Web 2.0' works."
     

    Sounds like a huge, fucked up game of 'Telephone'.

     

    Remember that?



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Sounds like a huge, fucked up game of 'Telephone'.

    Remember that?

    Yeah. I always lost that game. :(



  • @LieutenantFrost said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Sounds like a huge, fucked up game of 'Telephone'.

    Remember that?

    Yeah. I always lost that game. :(
     

    EVERYONE loses at telephone.



  • So the point of this post is to alert us to some extremely bad ranting prose in the form of a "blog" ... great!

    I failed to find anything

    • informative
    • funny
    • coherent
    In the referenced essay.



  • @medialint said:

    So the point of this post is to alert us to some extremely bad ranting prose in the form of a "blog" ... great!

    I see hints that there's a spectacularly bad marketing ploy somewhere.



  •  @CapitalT said:

    Epic fail
     @CapitalT said:
    the blogosphere
      @CapitalT said:
    made of fail
     @CapitalT said:
    AIDS
    @CapitalT said:
    PS:open source planets FTW.

    I hate to say it, but "The Real WTF" is the way you write. Your means of communicating and expressing yourself are not exactly suited to this site (and really don't look that great on other sites either.)

    @CapitalT said:

    Did you read what's on Novell's site? There is a guy committing suicide
    and next to it it says "Migrating to Vista? We can help you make the
    leap."

    See, if only you'd put that into your first post, instead of that k3wl d00d l33t sp34k (or is it Web-2.0 Tlk now?) this would've been much better received.

    Somewhat unrelated, but am I the only one who read "bogroll"? Seems much more apropriate.

     

     



  • @Nandurius said:

    I hate to say it, but "The Real WTF" is the way you write. ... k3wl d00d l33t sp34k (or is it Web-2.0 Tlk now?)
     

    Whatever you want to call this particular style of prose it tells me that neither the content nor the composer are to be taken seriously. This is especially useful on developer help forums when evaluating "is it worth me wasting my time to answer this person's question?" 

    But back to the photo. Go up six floors, the 2nd window from the right ... that's my office. That dude falling is my coworker after he just learned a Solaris patch just fudged up our reporting portal's export functionality again. 

     



  • @medialint said:

    a Solaris patch just fudged up our reporting portal's export functionality again. 
    I have never had a nice thing to say about Solaris.  Our installation of Solaris 10 doesn't even have a proper installation of vim and enabling ls_colors does nothing.

    EDIT:  Also defaults to ksh.   bash is superior in every way that I have found.



  • @Nandurius said:

    See, if only you'd put that into your first post, instead of that k3wl d00d l33t sp34k (or is it Web-2.0 Tlk now?) this would've been much better received.
     

    Where is this 'k3wl d00d l33t sp34k' you speak of?

    I dont see it in his posts (especially not in anything you quoted) but I do see it in yours (the one I am quoting). I also see you trying to start a flamewar on the basis of words (if you can call them that) you are putting in this person mouth.

     

    I agree it wasn't much of an OP, but it doesn't warrant an attack of youthful name calling.



  • @CapitalT said:

    @utunga said:
    I believe what we have here is a humour fail (on your part). ..
    no?


    Did you read what's on Novell's site? There is a guy committing suicide and next to it it says "Migrating to Vista? We can help you make the leap.".
    ...
     

    That was kind of my point. Clearly Novell was trying to make a joke. Its like I dunno, lets say your're outside the polar bear enclosure at the zoo.. And some guy "yeah that water looks lovely I think I'll go for a swim" and then you're the guy that goes hrruuh hurrh that guy was going to go for a swim.. he's going to get eaten by a bear.

    Its not a marketing 'fail'. Its called a Joke. And clearly a marketing win that we are still talking about it.


    miles 



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Where is this 'k3wl d00d l33t sp34k' you speak of?
     

    True, we seem to have moved beyond the substitution of letters for numbers, for the most part, but to me talking in terms of "win", "fail", and likening things to AIDS is exactly the same mentality. The result is the same, it looks silly, but these days we have the added 'benefit' of seeing it not only written out but also many times in picture form.

    I'm merely commenting on the OPs childish means of expressing himself. You're happy, of course, to see it as anything you wish.

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    I am ... trying to start a flamewar
     

    ;-) 

     



  • @Nandurius said:

    AIDS is... the... benefit of... commenting on... the OPs childish means of expressing himself.



  • @bstorer said:

    @Nandurius said:
    AIDS is... the... benefit of... commenting on... the OPs childish means of expressing himself.
     

    I should have used protection? :) 



  • Could have been worse.  That photo could have been used in advertising for a Stock Brokerage to help their investors "make the leap" Of course, with the falling dollar, they'd win the "Truth in Advertising" award for sure.



  • @Nandurius said:

    likening things to AIDS is exactly the same mentality.
     

    Actually all of this is a running/inside joke on this site. If you don't like it, please feel free to GTFO.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @Nandurius said:

    likening things to AIDS is exactly the same mentality.
     

    Actually all of this is a running/inside joke on this site. If you don't like it, please feel free to GTFO.

    By "inside joke" do you mean "inside the Internet where 4chan members say this constantly"?



  • @Cap'n Steve said:

    By "inside joke" do you mean "inside the Internet where 4chan members say this constantly"?

    Anything which seems like something commonly said on 4chan is merely coincidence, because we all know that 4chan members speak a bizarre language which occasionally resembles normal English.



  • @Cap'n Steve said:

    By "inside joke" do you mean "inside the Internet where 4chan members say this constantly"?
     

    By lame flame attempt do you mean "I wish I were in on it" ?



  • @bstorer said:

    @Cap'n Steve said:
    By "inside joke" do you mean "inside the Internet where 4chan members say this constantly"?

    Anything which seems like something commonly said on 4chan is merely coincidence, because we all know that 4chan members speak a bizarre language which occasionally resembles normal English.

    4chan? What is this '4chan'? I don't think it's very notable...now certain silly idioms in today's netlsih, like 'win', 'fail', 'GTFO', etc...we have ebaum'sworld to thank for them. Damn them.





  • @t-bone said:

    That thing where people without friends to talk to write whatever they have to say on a blog, and then wait for a response from somebody they hardly know (trackback iirc).

    People in the blogosphere believe that this way they are connected to human beings, and try to post the most ridiculous stuff to get lots of links/comments, which they will then call friends afterwards.

     

    I used to think that about blogs as well and scoff accordingly. I still think this about people who use the word "blogosphere" seriously.

    But recently I've thought about it and think that apart from the virtual friends thing and people with an inflated sense of self-importance, some of the core features of blogs (comments and trackbacks) can be useful for many kinds of websites because they make it easier and quicker to get feedback and appropriate links (both outgoing and incoming), which in turn is useful for both the site maintainer and its visitors.



  • @brazzy said:

    Your best comment yet!



  • @brazzy said:

    @t-bone said:

    That thing where people without friends to talk to write whatever they have to say on a blog, and then wait for a response from somebody they hardly know (trackback iirc).

    People in the blogosphere believe that this way they are connected to human beings, and try to post the most ridiculous stuff to get lots of links/comments, which they will then call friends afterwards.

     

    I used to think that about blogs as well and scoff accordingly. I still think this about people who use the word "blogosphere" seriously.

    But recently I've thought about it and think that apart from the virtual friends thing and people with an inflated sense of self-importance, some of the core features of blogs (comments and trackbacks) can be useful for many kinds of websites because they make it easier and quicker to get feedback and appropriate links (both outgoing and incoming), which in turn is useful for both the site maintainer and its visitors.

    Case in point

     

    @brazzy said:

    excellent signal-to-noise ratio, but still a little light on  the content



  • @Physics Phil said:

    Case in point
     

    FAIL.


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