BLOG: What does QuixtarBlog look like to an independent observer?

Have you ever wondered what an independent observer thinks about the conversations that go on over at QuixtarBlog forums? Read on and find out.

In my commentary about the new site Quixtar Conversations I mentioned the possibility that Quixtar had been "Scobleized". Scobleizer is a blog by ex-Microsoft employee and general tech geek/guru Robert Scoble. In the post I referenced, Robert mentioned that he had been meeting with Quixtar staff and advising them on how to go about "engaging" people on the internet, both IBOs and critics. Both Beth Dornan from Quixtar PR and Eric Janssen of QuixtarBlog posted comments on the blog, however what struck me was a post from a fellow called Allan Tui.

Allan mentions he is being introduced to the world of blogs by a friend who is an expert in the field. One evening they started at Robert Scoble's blog, and taking his suggestion checked out the websites by Nestle and Quixtar and also reviewed the comments. He states -

There were some obviously emotional comments about Quixtar and a long post from a Quixtar consumer advocate named Eric Janssen.

Did I read that correctly? Eric Janssen a Quixtar consumer advocate? Yes indeed – in his comments Eric says -

I started an independent consumer advocate blog about Quixtar in November, 22.

Allan continues with some interesting comments on this claim, the QuixtarBlog forums, and the so-called Quixtar "google-bombing". Details below the fold.

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BLOG: What does QuixtarBlog look like to an independent observer?

Have you ever wondered what an independent observer thinks about the conversations that go on over at QuixtarBlog forums? Read on and find out.

In my commentary about the new site Quixtar Conversations I mentioned the possibility that Quixtar had been “Scobleized“. Scobleizer is a blog by ex-Microsoft employee and general tech geek/guru Robert Scoble. In the post I referenced, Robert mentioned that he had been meeting with Quixtar staff and advising them on how to go about “engaging” people on the internet, both IBOs and critics. Both Beth Dornan from Quixtar PR and Eric Janssen of QuixtarBlog posted comments on the blog, however what struck me was a post from a fellow called Allan Tui.

Allan mentions he is being introduced to the world of blogs by a friend who is an expert in the field. One evening they started at Robert Scoble’s blog, and taking his suggestion checked out the websites by Nestle and Quixtar and also reviewed the comments. He states -

There were some obviously emotional comments about Quixtar and a long post from a Quixtar consumer advocate named Eric Janssen.

Did I read that correctly? Eric Janssen a Quixtar consumer advocate? Yes indeed – in his comments Eric says -

I started an independent consumer advocate blog about Quixtar in November, 2002.

Allan continues with some interesting comments on this claim, the QuixtarBlog forums, and the so-called Quixtar “google-bombing”. Details below the fold.

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BLOG: Accreditation – Is WWDB next?

Recently Quixtar launched a PDP accreditation system where the various "systems" that support IBOs in their business building efforts can get "official" Quixtar approval. It's my view that is one of the best steps forward Quixtar has made. To get accredited systems have to undertake various commitments, which are monitored, such as not pushing particular political or religious views, having formal contracts for tool rebates etc etc. I strongly recommend reading The IBO Communications Platform, available on www.quixtaraccreditation.com for further details.

As of August 3, 26, only two PDPs have been accreditated – eFinity and Team5k. The accreditation process is quite arduous and there has been speculation that it may be difficult to impossible for some of the larger IBO organizations to comply.

Well, a little birdie has told me that WWDB, lead by Founder's Crown Ambassador Ron Puryear is well on the path to achieving accreditation and that iTeamUSA, headed by Diamond's Brad & Vera Doyle, is also vigorously pursuing it.

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