Since we’re on a revenge theme today, let’s take a quick look at consumers who are using blogs to take a swipe at companies what done them wrong.
The Hobson and Holtz Report has spent the past week discussing two bloggers who are taking on companies that have sold them lemons: one a computer, the other a car.
Disgruntled Land Rover customer Adrian Melrose has taken on the posh car manufacturer. (He’s also triggered more than one “cry me a river, luxury-SUV-boy” comment, but that’s another discussion.) Well-known blogger Jeff Jarvis has documented his hellish experience with Dell.
And now A-list Canadian blogger (yes, we have an A-list up here in the frozen north; it’s just that we only go down to about “E” or so) Tod Maffin is posting reviews in a separate blog — some positive, but most not. His review blog’s slogan, “Because payback’s a bitch,” gives you an idea of its mission and tone. His targets range from two local contractors to a major VoIP vendor, Vonage.