In my last post I ranted about a new comedy on TBS, called My Boys. Something that happened in the show distrubed me, and I decided to take some action. Here’s a list of what I did:
- Emailed a PR staffer at the sponsor of the show
- Shared my thoughts in the show’s fan forum
- Wrote a blog post about it
- Commented on another blog post
- Submitted my blog post to Digg
Do you see how powerful that is? The internet has given each of us the opportunity to express ourselves, for better or for worse. Blogs, and other forms of social networking have opened up opportunities for self-expression unlike any other era.
Big busienss is starting to pay attention too. While brands like TBS and Match.com may not shudder at my pugnacious rant alone, they will hopefully pay attention if many people join the chorus.
You may not qualify as “big” business, but it would do you good to pay attention to the blogosphere and take note of what’s being said about you, your company, industry, and competition. One thing you can be sure of, people will talk, and people are talking on the internet. More power to them!