Ferrit says sorry, got the humour wrong...

, posted: 11-Sep-2006 08:49

It may have started off as a bit of fun, but the bogus consumer reviews turned into a major embarassment for Ferrit. Peter Wogan is apologising for the jape which surely should never have happened in the first place. I had an earlier story about Ferrit's pricing being out of whack (thanks sbiddle for the tip off) so I wonder how confident customers feel about shopping at Telecom's online mall now?

Congrats to Ana Samways, whose scoop made it into the New York Times, which attributed the source of the story. No such courtesy from the provincial paper The Dominion Post however. They just nicked the story without giving Spareroom credit for breaking it first.

Disappointing that, especially since the writer and his editor hang out on Geekzone and should know that attribution with a link is always appreciated.

Update Ana says Craig's Blog also picked up the story.

Other related posts:
Video: Kim Dotcom and Mathias Ortman at the IITP Mega breakfast
Two-factor authentication broken
The problem with naming and shaming

comments powered by Disqus


Google News search
IT News
PC World New Zealand
Computerworld NZ
PC World and Computerworld Australia
PC World US
Computerworld US
NZ Herald
Virus Bulletin

Content copyright © Juha Saarinen. If you wish to use the content of my blog on your site, please contact me for details. I'm usually happy to share my material as long as it's not for spamblogs and content farms. Please attribute with a link back to this blog. If you wish to advertise on my blog, please drop me an email to discuss the details.
Comments policy All comments posted on this blog are the copyright and responsibility of the submitters in question. Comments commercial and promotional in nature are not allowed. Please ensure that your comments are on topic and refrain from making personal remarks.