Thought I’d quickly write about http://www.information-revolution.org/, the viral-marketed site seen on the tube, trains, and now the Houses of Parliament.
It’s branded as if it’s some kind of grassroots techie/politics movement similar to Indymedia or freeourdata, but after a while you notice there’s no clear content, the comments reveal they’re a marketing company funded by other search engines, and… how much do Tube adverts cost? It seems to be some sort of anti-Google astroturf smear campaign that doesn’t even have the balls to come out and say so, preferring marketing speak like “Clearly we’ve hit on an issue that resonates with so many.”
Le sigh. There’s a lot of disappointment about.