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Topic # 13548 16-May-2007 17:59
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I saw this a few days ago, but decided to post it (linkage - google news )-

Big T asked the site's audience to assign blame for Australia's inability to get high-speed broadband services off the ground.

The flacks that run the site got suspicious and promptly removed the poll when more than 97 per cent of respondents flung rotten fruit in Telstra's direction.

Now we are talking??


It gets better....

As a subtle form of retaliation, Telstra substituted the survey with one that asked the audience if they'd ever rigged an online opinion poll.

and better....

About four years ago, Telstra disciplined one of its executives for rigging an online opinion poll hosted by technology news website ZDNet Australia.

The executive responded to the poll 288 times and ZDNet traced the miscreant's internet address back to fort Telstra.

At the time former senior Telstra PR Graham Salt blamed the incident on ZDNet and said the publication's polls lacked integrity.

Rod Bruem, one of the ranking colonels in Telstra's public relations army, said a single visitor voted in the poll hundreds of times.

Can we then apply the same logic to Telstra then? The same company pushing the NZ government for change yet resisting the AU government?



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Reply # 70900 16-May-2007 18:05
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All companies are like this. When not the big player they are all helpful.

Also, as for the polls. Someone posted a comment in my blog and then a few moments later someone else posted with another name from the same IP. When confronted he replied "we live in a flat hence the same IP, can't we have opinions here?"

But then I explained that it is not unheard of companies posting comments in blogs posing as anonymous. We know this happens, that's how Vodafone NZ ended up blocked from Geekzone for some time - someone from within Vodafone's offices posted some bad words and when the IP address was blocked we found out it was the proxy for the entire company.

So, yes, let them scream.

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