I love Dawn…

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Dawn Douglass enters the conversation with another cartoon and a blog post. She suggests ignoring people who bring untruths to the Web. Oh, I wish that were so easy! But it’s so easy for these people to build audiences with search engines and whatnot anyway. So, don’t quite think that’s a good answer either. Letting lies hang out there unchallenged just means that some people will believe they are true. I don’t have the answers, though. Wish I did.

Comments

  1. Well, what I meant is that once it is known that somebody doesn’t play straight, then their audience should desert them. I agree with you that public lies need to be publicly challenged and exposed. But THEN the person should be ignored.

    But you’re right, it’s a simplistic ideal that’s not going to happen in reality. People love gossip too much.

  2. Well, what I meant is that once it is known that somebody doesn’t play straight, then their audience should desert them. I agree with you that public lies need to be publicly challenged and exposed. But THEN the person should be ignored.

    But you’re right, it’s a simplistic ideal that’s not going to happen in reality. People love gossip too much.

  3. Scoble, I’m amazed at how fit you look. What’s your secret?

    Happy to have you apply at my company — this month we’re featuring 100% profit sharing. We may make money next month, so we’d have to renegotiate.

  4. Scoble, I’m amazed at how fit you look. What’s your secret?

    Happy to have you apply at my company — this month we’re featuring 100% profit sharing. We may make money next month, so we’d have to renegotiate.

  5. I hate to say this, but had Robert been really smart about this he would have posted a “I’m sincerely offended” b*tch fest rant like response to further flame the issue and take in all the free publicity from the ensuing flame war.
    That’s what the pros do. Take for example Donald Trump vs Rosie. Or Oprah vs the tabloids.

  6. I hate to say this, but had Robert been really smart about this he would have posted a “I’m sincerely offended” b*tch fest rant like response to further flame the issue and take in all the free publicity from the ensuing flame war.
    That’s what the pros do. Take for example Donald Trump vs Rosie. Or Oprah vs the tabloids.

  7. I don’t understand the cartoon. Can someone please explain who the guy in red is and who he’s being mistaken for.

  8. I don’t understand the cartoon. Can someone please explain who the guy in red is and who he’s being mistaken for.

  9. Talk about untruths…how about mass data corruption/deception and hiding critical information from the buying public? I am not talking about a simple gossip blog but several Bay Area MLS systems.

    Home buyers in some Bay Area counties may be surprised to find out local Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing Services using Paragon software are actually removing data from the public portion of the MLS that helps borrowers purchase homes. The Contra Costa and Alameda Multiple Listing Service announced on its members website on June 13th that they were removing the “days on market field” from the public MLS system. So, the next time you type a home search into your favorite on-line property search engine for those MLS areas using Paragon you will no longer know how long a property has been on the market!

    Read the whole story here://www.VallejoBeniciaRealEstate.com

  10. Talk about untruths…how about mass data corruption/deception and hiding critical information from the buying public? I am not talking about a simple gossip blog but several Bay Area MLS systems.

    Home buyers in some Bay Area counties may be surprised to find out local Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing Services using Paragon software are actually removing data from the public portion of the MLS that helps borrowers purchase homes. The Contra Costa and Alameda Multiple Listing Service announced on its members website on June 13th that they were removing the “days on market field” from the public MLS system. So, the next time you type a home search into your favorite on-line property search engine for those MLS areas using Paragon you will no longer know how long a property has been on the market!

    Read the whole story here://www.VallejoBeniciaRealEstate.com

  11. So Dawn, you’re saying that anytime someone deliberately posts information as fact that they know they’ve not bothered to research or check out, that their readership should call them on it and abandon them?

    Wow, that would actually collapse the “blogosphere”…it has some merit.

  12. So Dawn, you’re saying that anytime someone deliberately posts information as fact that they know they’ve not bothered to research or check out, that their readership should call them on it and abandon them?

    Wow, that would actually collapse the “blogosphere”…it has some merit.

  13. Bob: read the post called “Valleywag offers me a job” earlier yesterday.

    Erik: who said I’m not the pig?

    Chris: I don’t mind that tactic, but not when the site I’m attacking has a less engaged audience than I do. And did the Rosie thing really help Trump?

  14. Bob: read the post called “Valleywag offers me a job” earlier yesterday.

    Erik: who said I’m not the pig?

    Chris: I don’t mind that tactic, but not when the site I’m attacking has a less engaged audience than I do. And did the Rosie thing really help Trump?

  15. “I don’t understand the cartoon. Can someone please explain who the guy in red is and who he’s being mistaken for.”

    I think the cartoon is, and this is only my personal opinion, trying to portray Mr. Coulter as somebody who could easily be mistaken for Satan, without doing so in an explicit, possibly liable manner.

    As for the Trump thing. Over the years we have seen the Donald surface on a myriad of issues unrelated to his business in order to keep his public profile above water. So in the grand scheme of things, I think it does help.

  16. “I don’t understand the cartoon. Can someone please explain who the guy in red is and who he’s being mistaken for.”

    I think the cartoon is, and this is only my personal opinion, trying to portray Mr. Coulter as somebody who could easily be mistaken for Satan, without doing so in an explicit, possibly liable manner.

    As for the Trump thing. Over the years we have seen the Donald surface on a myriad of issues unrelated to his business in order to keep his public profile above water. So in the grand scheme of things, I think it does help.

  17. Robert: You might well be. :-)

    We’ve only met a few times, you seem civil enough. ValleyWag reports some interesting things, but they’d rather make a big scene than actually be right about something.

  18. Robert: You might well be. :-)

    We’ve only met a few times, you seem civil enough. ValleyWag reports some interesting things, but they’d rather make a big scene than actually be right about something.

  19. @John — I think it’s a matter of intent.

    As for not understanding the cartoon, I’m glad! It was created to be understood in context, as a complement to blog posts. That’s where I think a lot of cartooning should move. That’s one thing I’m working towards.

  20. @John — I think it’s a matter of intent.

    As for not understanding the cartoon, I’m glad! It was created to be understood in context, as a complement to blog posts. That’s where I think a lot of cartooning should move. That’s one thing I’m working towards.

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