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January 09, 2007

Steve Jobs wows Apple fans

iPhone. Check.

Widescreen touch-screen iPod. Check.

Mobile internet communication thing? Check.

No great surprises.

Except that's not three separate products. That's all in one.

Features: $499/599 plus contract / 4/8Gb iPod / Available June in U.S., Winter 2007 in UK / Phone /  WiFi / Bluetooth / 2mpx camera / Rotates screen between landscape and portrait automatically / Senses when you've got your ear up to it / 3.5inch Touchscreen / Built-in speaker / 'visual voicemail' / Proper web browser / Google Maps / POP3 e-mail

The iPhone


When PR and Blogs Collide

I got an e-mail from a PR company yesterday, asking if I’d like to write a blog entry about a TV show they’re promoting. Well, of course I would, but only because your e-mail was so utterly ridiculous.

I just found your Torchwood blog entry: [http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/cdoidge/entry/mears_and_snow/]

That entry has nothing to do with Torchwood.

and I think you may be of some help to me. I’m reaching out to you on behalf of XXXXXXXXX. The new season begins XXXXXXXXX, and portrays the lives of XXXXXXXXX. Since you mentioned Torchwood, I thought that you might be interested in posting a review of XXXXXXXXX on your blog?

The only possible link between my supposed love of Torchwood and this show is that both have featured lesbians. And that’s it.

You seem like a reputable influencer, so I think you’d be a big help to us.

They then go on to tell me how I can watch this show.

Put simply, I can’t. I’m not in America. Duh.

But it’s nice to know that I’m not a blogger. Oh no. I’m a reputable influencer.

In return, they offer me a number of goodies. All of which are, in fact, images to put on my blog advertising their TV show. Gee, thanks!

EDIT: Right. I’m cutting the crap now.

I’ve had another e-mail from the same company (in fact two identical e-mails). They now want me to promote a DVD coming out in January. I’ve never heard of it. It again has nothing to do with what I blogged about. This is just spam, plain and simple. So take a bow, M80im. You are officially annoying.


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