Laugh out loud that somebody could actually publish such a report and charge people $1000 for it! Maybe this kind of thing could have flown in 1999 but not in 2004 when Sun, Microsoft and many more have 1000s of corporate blogs.

From Fisk Bait: Corante > Flackster > :


A news release hit the wires today from Dublin-based Research and Markets . Here’s a tiny sample:

“Companies Need to Raise Employee Awareness Regarding Blogging and Associated Threats … Blogging is rapidly emerging as a threat to Internet users.”

I’ve been shaking my head ever since I read this ham-fisted, inflammatory piece of fear-mongering, but I still can’t quell the shrill noise in my ears. It’s the chilling bleat of innocent young clues being slaughtered in a mahogany-panelled boardroom somewhere to the south...

Research and Markets is kind of a wholesaler or clearing house for 3rd-party research. Styling themselves the “World’s largest Market Research resource”, their business model appears to involve sourcing reports from a variety of analysts and publishers, slapping a healthy markup on them, and brokering the same gently-used materials to their unquestioning clients.


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