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THUMBS DOWNS: (Fairly) new show in town: Bloggers gone wild



There are too many stories to ignore, with some reaching urban legend status. There’s the blogger who supposedly slapped a PR person at a beauty event, the blogger who shoplifted at a store opening and the blogger who has been hawking her product samples on a popular Internet forum.

Different publicists and brands have different horror stories to tell: about bloggers who demand to be invited to events, bloggers who gatecrash, bloggers who ask for loot bags and then complain about the contents, bloggers who ask for product samples and then sell them instead of writing about them.

Hey, this can be a reality show—Bloggers Gone Wild.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/rfdelrosario Ross Flores Del Rosario

    …and you call this “news”? You didn’t even listed the author’s name…What the hell is this piece of crap…Identify yourself not like the blind-items you wrote in this stupid wannabe article..

    Such a shame, PDI….kick out your editor for letting this pass even as a Lifestyle news

    • andresa igbac

       obviously you don’t pay to read the print edition of inquirer. the thumbs up and thumbs down section is  regularly seen in inquirer’s print edition. like a what’s in and what’s out portion. wala talagang byline ang section na yon,usually.

  • http://twitter.com/metalpig metalpig

    Link bait from Inquirer lifestyle, para pag-usapan…(marketing strategy) LOL tsaka bakit walang pangalan ung may-akda? :)

  • http://twitter.com/wyattbelmonte Wyatt Belmonte

    Such a waste of time, effort and click.  Nevermind

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffreyrilles Jeffrey Rilles

     PDI ba talaga to! Broadsheet ba to? Sinung writer? sinong editor? Mag blog na rin kayo! at least sa blogging the rules are not so technical. Maraming bloggers ang nagsusulat hindi para kumita at hindi lahat bread en butter to. Hindi kmi mukhang loot bags at sample . pangalanan nyo kung totoo to. 

  • http://markpogi0121.blogspot.com/ mark pogi

    Sinulat po ba ito para guluhin ang mundo ng blogsphere? Kung sino man ang sumulat nito, bigyan kita ng loot bag ko. XD

  • http://twitter.com/glennygrace glenn encinares

    Hindi naman lahat ng bloggers ganyan, anyway I notice walang naka-indicate who wrote this article, just wanna ask why?

    • andresa igbac

       obviously you don’t pay to read the print edition of inquirer. the thumbs up and thumbs down section is  regularly seen in inquirer’s print edition. like a what’s in and what’s out portion. wala talagang byline ang section na yon,usually.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ceefive Cecile Abigail Esteban Cinco

    No group is perfect. Even the paper, radio and television media. If what you say is true then you have just seen the mote on the blogosphere’s eye but you do not see the plank in the paper medium’s eye. It may be a blind item but even the bloggers, when we put a blind item, the author of the blind item is known and not anonymous like you. Just like the Big Bad Blogger you posted, it seems that you are just trying to ruin the reputation of the bloggers in general BECAUSE BUSINESSES BUY LINKS FROM BLOGGERS AND THE PAPER IS LOSING ADVERTISING REVENUE. BUSINESSES CAN SEE THAT THERE IS BETTER HOPE FOR THEM TO BE BROADCASTED THAN THE PAPER WHICH IS SO EXPENSIVE AND GOOD ONLY FOR ONE DAY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ivan.aoki Ivan Aoki

    stop stereotyping bloggers that way.I’m not a blogger but I have a lot of blogger friends that are not what you’re defining them. No one is perfect. At least for journalist / writers, some are paid for their stories but these bloggers you’re talking are only paid with products / services for them to review and enjoy as well. Remember that these bloggers also need to pay for their annual services for their domain names and hosting services.  At least these bloggers still indicate their ownership on their blogs and still responsible for what they have to write. Also if you define your logic these way, can I assume that if a some police officers, journalist, priest are not abiding their respective laws or are corrupt, you’ll going to assume every one of them also do the same?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OFGFXKVHVW5723WD34SOMYMJFA zaimer07

    Wag nyo kaming lahatin. at yung tipong habol namin ay lootbag…NO! Dinidiscredit nyo kami as bloggers. 

    We do our time and efforts na makapagblog.   Pangalanan nyo na lang kung sa palagay nyo totoo tong nangyari. 

  • http://twitter.com/kleomarlo kleomarlo

    Ang bobo naman ng sumulat nito…



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