To paraphrase Pete Seeger, "when will they ever learn?" The Virtual Economics blog has an interesting post today about a bungled Ask (the search engine) campaign to stir up a YouTubey, grassroots, Anti-Google "revolution." Like other big-company attempts to wrap themselves in the counter-culture banky, this one appears to have hidden the identity of the corporate sponsor. (Full disclosure: I represent another search company, FAST, so I am not without bias. But I will be transparent).
To be fair to Ask, let's wait to hear back from the company before we continue tormenting them. In the meantime, the rabble for this "revolution" may be turning upon the insurgents.