May 12, 2011

Looks like Facebook devoid of competitors spirit. There are two ways of gelling better, one is throw mud on others and show that you are clean. Second, make your self clean. Facebook has chosen the 1st option. Facebook allegedly hired a PR firm to raise about Google's privacy practices. The campaign backfired when an agent was caught, trying to help a prominent blogger to criticize Google's privacy practices, said The daily beast(which broke out this news).

It’s one thing to publicly voice your concern about another company’s privacy practices; Microsoft, Google and Facebook have been throwing jabs at each other for some time now. But to hire a PR agent to try to influence bloggers to write negative press about a competitor — that’s a PR catastrophe of the highest degree.

How do you look at it?