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An idea about Mobile World Congress

Do you think it’s worth us publishing all the PR pitches we receive for the upcoming Mobile World Congress?

I am getting a bit disappointed by the amount of pitches and invitations we’re receiving. The disappointment is fueled by the knowledge that there’s no way we’ll be able to cover them all ‘properly’ — with a visit, a video and a write-up on the site.

Publishing the pitches, or at least a summary of them, might go some way to aiding those who’re looking to garner attention with the mid-Feb event approaching fast.

I’m in two minds. Half of me says ‘publish’ whilst the other half of me says ‘don’t be so reactive’.

I’d welcome your thoughts here or by mail — ewan@mobileindustryreview.com.

By Ewan

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12 replies on “An idea about Mobile World Congress”

I had one today that started with “ALL INFORMATION IS UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL MONDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2009” and then went on to give me absolutely NO information beyond what the company does and that they will be at MWC.

Tsk.

I had one today that started with “ALL INFORMATION IS UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL MONDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2009” and then went on to give me absolutely NO information beyond what the company does and that they will be at MWC.

Tsk.

Don't publish… there's little info in most of them and we shouldn't contribute to the MWC noise especially as the more news-focused sites will be doing this. Let's keep MIR to content, comment and community (the 3 Cs)…

For Barcelona, I'm prepared to add a 4th 'C' – Cerveza!!!

As I recall you always have trouble deciding which one to go to / cover etc.

Why don't you through up a poll or a Digg style page (use Pligg) and let us lot vote pitches up or down – crowdsource the decision!

No! I read SMS text news for it's unique angle of coverage. I could read others but like the personality that MIR brings to mobile. I see blindly publishing all pitches as a move away from this. Unless of course you are pre-screening pitches.

No! I read SMS text news for it's unique angle of coverage. I could read others but like the personality that MIR brings to mobile. I see blindly publishing all pitches as a move away from this. Unless of course you are pre-screening pitches.

Good feedback Simon — I've done it Digg Style as per Jonathan Mulholland's suggestion. Standby I'll post the details. But we'll still retain our editorial choices as well.

Good feedback Simon — I've done it Digg Style as per Jonathan Mulholland's suggestion. Standby I'll post the details. But we'll still retain our editorial choices as well.

Speaking of the U.S. Congress:

The U.S. Congress does not like George W. Bush—Bush committed too many crimes.

George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog).

George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.

And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.

Many people know what Bush did.

And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world.

Bush was absolute evil.

Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.

Bush is a psychological prisoner.

Bush has a lot to worry about.

Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time.

In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.

Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

“GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY” BLOG OF ANDREW YU-JEN WANG
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I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off the top of my head—I think the quotation came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

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