What goes up doesn’t always come down – at least not on the internet
Some things are just unbelievable. When I first saw this I thought it was an April 1st joke. I wish it was.
Journalists of the World your help is needed!
That’s the headline. It was in my RSS feeds, and it certainly caught my attention. So I clicked the link to get to the source.
Sorry, this release is now out of date or may have been removed
It is unlikely to have timed out – so it was probably removed (people never seem to learn that it is very difficult to remove anything from the internet – social networkers beware!). But no matter – I’d still got a copy safely stored in my RSS feed.
I think everyone would agree that the Sea of Information on the Internet now needs cleaning up, especially when you factor in GPS users. With GPS we have all been given a “second chance” and let us face facts, you don’t have to be Chief Brody to know what happened in JAWS 2!
My interest began to wane. Very poor piece of writing. You might just get away with describing the Internet as a sea of information, but a separate sea on a bunch of wires is a bit difficult. How do you clean a sea? And who is Chief Brody, and what did happen in JAWS 2? I’m guessing it’s a film and that lots of people have seen it – but I haven’t. Very poor piece of writing. But I read on.
If you are planning on directing people of any age to a specific address then better guidelines are now being put in place by GPSLocals to ensure user safety.
OK, that sounds good.
There is a far greater responsibility here when YOU start to think in which direction you might be sending OUR children via GPS ? So read on……
Ah. One thing I really do not like is emotional blackmail to get my attention. WTF do you think you are doing trying to make ME feel guilty about YOUR children?
The idea of GPSLocals is to re-list everything on the planet that has a physical address…
…If you have a Single Store, a Restaurant, Hotel, Bank, Building Society, or a whole chain of outlets, you can pledge your support for these safety restrictions and register on the GPS database.
… We are starting afresh…… Just like a new “WORLD Yellow Pages” but only costing 10 Euros per unique postal reference.
Well, now we get there. GPSLocals is hoping that journalists will add credence and gravitas to the commercial enterprise of charging people to be included in a new global database of places.
Dream on. But at least someone in GPSLocals realised the absurdity of this press release and pulled it. Or maybe I am caught up in a time warp, and this really is an April 1st release.