So anyhow todays post is just some rants that I have run into in the past hour online and my thoughts how we should all learn to read between the lines and adapt to a changing online world...
Rant: Craigslist Blah, Blah, Blah
Honestly I can't be to angry at the CL team because they have one of the most remarkable sites ever! Unfortunately they have to baby sit a barrage of shady characters who want to ruin all the online fun.
My main complaint right now is this: "no_follow"
"No_follow" because people spam too much. "No_follow" because people take advantage of CLs generosity. "No_follow" and a lot of other sites are catching on to "no_follow".
Does Yahoo! own a part of CL and what advantage does a no_follow tag help the big sites in keeping the masses at bay.
As I said this post is about some gripes and how to adapt. Not that I ever relied on the backlinks but now that's gone too! Bah! Ok I'm done. Moving on to the next victim.
Cult of Google: Priest Crafting
I first heard the term priest crafting from a Libertarian site many years ago and it literally opened my eyes. Not only is the colloquial definition what some, not all, some scam artist clergy used to practice but literally anyone who wants to control you can use. Can you think of any people or any companies that do the following:
The art of awing the laity, managing their consciences, and diving into their pockets. Taken from this site: From Old Books
Not to get on Google but they have devised enough gold plated hoops that most, not all, most will happily jump through without a wince.
Priest crafting is this--companies know there is an easier way to do things but they wont tell you what those ways are. You do it their way or get penalized if they have the power or have instilled enough fear into you.
Is it human nature to want to dominate, control, conquer and divide the moment you know you have the upper hand? It's called politics, it's called business arrogance and it's what keeps some people, what they call in show business "above the line".
Above the line are the producers on down the heirarchy to a certain point then you have those who are below the line. The necessary lackies to keep the show rolling.
Priest-crafting is the secret formula for being the 20 in the 20/80 rule.
I'm also hear to tell you that maybe that is only 20 percent of the 20 that operates in such a fashion if that makes sense.
It's a have-and-have-not clique and it applies to a lot in your life whether you like it or not. But who wants to be a part of these two teams anyway? I don't think in black or white, I think sideways on a sober day. I'll follow the rules but in general terms I don't play games and don't let others play games with me either.
Please opt me out if ANY company I have put faith in that starts clamping down and dreaming up associations, clubs, scemes, cloaks and badges that make it harder for me to do business with them.
I'm not a hypocrite here because that's marketing. Ethical? Or no.
Without explaining I think some of you know what I'm talking about and I still like Google a lot and they aren't exactly angels in the business of so called one-way-only-of doing-things'ness.
Today I received a comment on one of my post about article marketing and how someone was tired of being ripped of by offending sites always stealing their content.
Then! And because I like this site and the article I read which I think should be dugg, found this on Sphinn:
Other Things That Piss Me Off
Not much else today except maybe Starbucks and iTunes should give away better music for free and not just artist who need help.