Not updating this as often as I’d like. Well, I’ve been sick, so that’s my excuse.
But now I’m officially getting cheesed off. Yahoo! has got a Consumer Opinion category, which is basically where they put all the “Boycott Company X” pages. I have no problem with people who want to boycott a company, even if I don’t agree with their reasoning. But this….
First on the firing line is the online bookseller Amazon.com, which is lambasted by “Spamazon.com” (since taken down) because Amazon sends out
Next up, C|NET: The Computer Network, which evidently sucks according to the beautifully cogent
Yahoo! itself isn’t immune, with Julie’s Boycott Yahoo! page (since taken down) complaining over the fact that Yahoo! wouldn’t add her site to their database, take a long time to process submissions, and launches
I won’t even bother you with the argument against Snapple, explaining in no uncertain terms that Snapple is a bad role model for kids because of Snapple’s advertisements stating “that it is alright to be ‘number three’ as opposed to striving to instill in our children the importance of trying to be the best.” This may be intended as a humorous page, but I honestly can’t be sure. Or would you care to read how Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issues promote “HIV, AIDS, and pervasive sexual violence against women and children.” OK, that’s a bit of a stretch, even for the author of Sexism Illustrated (since removed), who seems to be on a crusade to stop sex selling. All I can say is, good luck.
In other words, “If a company doesn’t behave perfectly and according to your expectations, ram it into the trash can and blare your message to anyone and everyone.” Talk to others about it? Good. Complain? That’s fine. I just can’t imagine sitting down and writing up a webpage to scream these causes of company hatred to the whole world. Give me a break, and please, give them one.