Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Condescension

THE PANDERING OF HARPER PERENNIAL'S MYSPACE SITE

(Or, Big Brother Comes to MySpace.)

Surrounded by bright and happy graphics designed to appeal to twelve year-old girls, appears this statement on HP's MySpace page:

"Harper Perennial is one of the paperback publishing arms of HarperCollins, Inc. Which is a global company-- so that means Harper Perennial exists . . . around the globe. So that's cool. Anyway-- we set up this MySpace page because we like authors and we like readers. And we're hoping that in our small way, we can put the two together.

"And a reminder, check out our blogs, The Olive Reader and The Cruelest Month. Seriously. Super fun."

(Picture some hard-edged robotic yuppie in a power suit sitting in a Manhattan skyscraper, with a hard expression, typing this. The ULA tried to pass out flyers to these kind of people this past January. They brushed past us stone-faced. We should at least get truth-in-advertising: "In our small way we're pushing for global monopoly.")

By the way, the Murdoch media empire owns not only Harper Perennial, but also MySpace. So that's cool.

3 comments:

jimmy the hyena said...

curiously enough almost all my videos were recently taken off my space. somebody should seriously think about puting together some anti-trust action against these people.

fdw said...

WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ABOUT?
EVIDENTLY A SIGN KARL'S BLOG, WHAT US WITH HALF A BRAIN HAVE DEDUCED REGARDING THIS STUPID, INSIPID THING.
I'VE PROPOSED THAT "WE" USE MYSPACE AS A KIND OF ELECTRONIC BILLBOARD-- ADVERTISING OUR EVENTS, PROJECTS, WEBSITES-- AND LIMIT IT TO THAT, BUT SOUNDS ONCE THE DRIFT IS CAUGHT THAT WE'D BE CENSORED IN SOME BLATANT WAY-- SO DBLY REASON TO 'TEMPT.

BY THE BY JIMMY: HAVE TO GO TO OTHER SOURCES TO GET THOSE CONTACTS IN B. WE SPOKE OF SINCE CAN'T FIND THE EMAIL JUST PHONE NUMBER IN G WHICH I'LL CALL IF THE ABOVE DOAN PAY OFF.

jimmy the hyena said...

Okay that'd be great I appreciate it.