MyBlogLog Brands All Social Media Optimizers As Schmoes

So MyBlogLog has tagging. Yawn. Then I saw Andy Beal highlighted this part of MyBlogLog’s post about the new feature Spam – If you think someone is spamming you, tag it out loud! Internally, we like to call a user who games the system a SchMOe (Social Media Optimizer). Internally, you know, I like to […]

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So MyBlogLog has tagging. Yawn. Then
I saw Andy Beal

highlighted
this part of MyBlogLog’s

post
about the new feature

Spam – If you think someone is spamming you, tag it out loud! Internally, we
like to call a user who games the system a SchMOe (Social Media Optimizer).

Internally, you know, I like to call anyone who stereotypes an entire
industry by the actions of a small number within it kind of stupid.

Fair enough to ask anyone seeing MyBlogLog spam to tag that with the word
spam. But calling an entire industry a bunch of spammers? Not smart, frankly,
when some of those in that industry also have communities that thrive on
MyBlogLog. Oh, and not smart when MyBlogLog is just one of many Yahoo properties
that effectively sit at the top of the social media optimization food chain by
optimizing the "social" to drive everything to them.

I’d write more, but I have to go delete some of the spam that so easily shows
up in our Search Engine Land
community
on MyBlogLog because there remains no way to allow messages to sit in moderation
and the "Report Spam" feature causes an email to be sent to MyBlogLog customer
service rather than yanking that user out and putting them in a queue for
review.

No, instead I get to manually "hide" members every week, when I remember to
go in and play police force because MyBlogLog doesn’t provide the basic tools it
could — and should — provide.

Discussion is starting over via Techmeme.


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