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Jun 29, 2007

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daniel

hi, Ed, why do you think it still remains 'an afterthought'?

lack of familiarity with the tools?
lack of familiarity with the benefits?


or something else?


daniel

Sue

You and Hogg don't research very well. Kevin Green's blog has been online since he announced. Granted, that's about 24 hours ago, but nonetheless, he's been online since the press conf.

http://electkevingreen.com/blog

Noted at Hogg's as well, TechTriad built the Web site and set up the blog. Kevin was extremely interested in blogging because, in part, he's heard me talk about them in other civic groups on which we've served.

Fecund Stench

Good job, Shrue.

Ed Cone

Daniel, people are afraid of new media, and not without reason. It takes time and effort to do well. Doing it poorly can have bad consequences. And people may also get advice from people who have an interest in complicating technology that should be drop-dead simple and free or close to it, which also slows adoption.

Sue

Google says that it takes 4 weeks to 6 months to spider and index a new web site.

cara michele

It didn't take 6 months. Or even 4 weeks. Just one. (Or maybe less. I checked a few days ago, and not again until today.)

Green's blog now shows up on page #8 of my Google search ("Kevin Green") and the first of his web site pages (biography) shows up on page #12. (Hogg's blog post about Green is on page #1.)

With his web site and blog, Green has an alternative to the "full-page ad" he suggested it would take to respond to the N&R's articles (and editorial) about the Matt Brown/Coliseum issue; however, he has yet to address it. He has three posts up: 1.) blog test, 2.) a six-sentence post entitled "Is Greensboro staying current?," and 3.) comments fixed. I don't get why Green is not responding to the negative press.

A Green supporter told me they think the media is trying to make something out of nothing. Hey, I'm all about giving people the benefit of the doubt. But I think it's a mistake for Green to ignore the story and assume the rest of the public will do likewise. I'd never heard of Kevin Green until I read MB's article. So that was my first impression of him. And so far, I don't see him harnessing the mighty power of the interwebs to fight off the media and get the "real story" heard. Fire up that keyboard, Kevin! It's time to blog. ;)

jw

"A Green supporter told me they think the media is trying to make something out of nothing. Hey, I'm all about giving people the benefit of the doubt. But I think it's a mistake for Green to ignore the story and assume the rest of the public will do likewise."

Absolutely, CM. The media would not have had anything with which to make "something," if the components weren't there. Green has been around enough to know that if he doesn't address these concerns they will grow and grow and eventually take on a life of their own. Answer the questions sooner rather than later. THEN you can move on. If you ignore it, it will not go away. In the absence of an explanation, people will make their own. This is NOT a good way to start a campaign and raises question about Green's judgment.

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