12.13.08

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Memo to Novell: Leave YouTube Alone

Posted in Microsoft, Novell, Videos at 9:27 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

YouTube a haven from media/industry brainwash; let’s keep it that way

WHEN Novell employees fill YouTube with adverts (Microsoft does this too), they always have some good reason/excuse. Novell, just like any company, is made out of people, so it’s responsible for the things they do.

There are lots of ‘new’ (some are practically old) videos which were tossed onto YouTube. Here is the first one.

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The above comes from user “NovellWorkAsOne”, where it says “Making IT Work As One: Novell expert interviews, partnerships, and success stories.”

What does that mean?

Here is a Novell case study that finds itself a home in YouTube.

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And here is another. What are these, adverts?

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“Advertisers, Advertisers, Advertisers,” said Steve Ballmer a few years ago. Watch this rather innocent video.

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That’s a lot of Novell marketing material finding its way into YouTube in just one week. Who is responsible for this? Are arbitrary people voluntarily pushing Novell case studies for the public to watch? Who would ‘pollute’ a social network with advertisements, some of which used to be viral?

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  1. G. Michaels said,

    December 13, 2008 at 10:00 pm

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    * What kind of pollution or disruption do you figure this is causing?
    * YouTube has almost 80 million videos, and serves them about 100 million times a day. People upload 150,000 videos a day. You’re worried about 4 Novell videos?
    * Is this against the YouTube TOS? Something that Google forbids?
    * Is it illegal?
    * Did you search for videos from Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Computer Associates, Norton, Sybase? Video Professor? Funny Cats? Ringtone spam?
    * Your collaborators disrupt and pollute other communities while promoting your blog. Are you planning on writing an article asking them to stop?

    The last time you posted something about this, if I recall, you accused Novell employees of “astroturfing” YouYube or something like that, and you were then forced to modify your headline to reflect the fact that you were completely wrong.

    Maybe during the period where you manually attach your silly red text to my comment you could find 5 minutes to reply as well? That would be grand. I’m having trouble understanding the idea behind this post. I don’t want to just assume it’s just that you hate Novell, you have a post quota to meet and you’re bored.

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

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