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I Won’t Be Nokia’s Bitch

posted at 12:52 am
on Jun. 23, 2006

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This is cool: Nokia’s going to be sending me a fancy free (not fancy-free) cell phone soon, because I have the POWER oF BLOGGING at my fingertips.

They called, got my name from somewhere I guess, and a nice woman asked me a bunch of questions about how often I blog and what about and do I know how to use a telephone and so forth.  I answered every question honestly, except for one I balked at: She asked me to estimate my personal blog’s readership, and I have to say, I have no real idea for several reasons:

1) Who reads me on my site vs. RSS vs. via email? And how syndicated is it? I have no way of knowing.

2) My blog is on the Hop Studios site and the traffic numbers are an amalgam of corporate work, personal blog, Susie’s book blog and some non-Flickr photo albums.  I don’t have any reason to go through the hassle of breaking out my personal blog’s traffic. So I don’t.

That said, me and 44 other people (or should I say 44 other people and I? The use of “other” depends on a predicate, doesn’t it?) will be getting a Nokia 6682 multimedia smart phone, fully equipped with 512 MB of memory, a stereo headset and a wireless Bluetooth Headset as well.

I’m very excited to have a phone that’s smart.  My current Nokia phone is dumb.  It beeps in my pocket every time I walk or bend over.  It beeps in my backpack whenever I ride my bike over a bump.  And, perhaps if the phone is really as smart as they say it is, together the phone and I will figure out a way to escape from the clutches of the evil Rogers Wireless.

Don’t worry, I won’t fill up the blog with all sorts of shilling, toadying, sycophantic things about Nokia, even though they’re being so nice to me.  No, for that to happen, they’d need to send me to Finland.  Perhaps in August?  Hello?



 
 

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What's happening in Finland in August?

 

Posted by hermitdeb
  at 7:26 am on Jun. 23, 2006

 

 

 

i got an email about a free phone, too. too bad i don't get enough traffic to qualify, nor am i a rogers customer.

ohwell.

i'll just have to live vicariously through you.

 

Posted by heather
  at 9:25 am on Jun. 23, 2006

 

 

 

I keep hearing about this. . .sounds sweet. Wish I would get a free phone; mine should be put out to pasture!!

I don't know what's worse, the evil Roger's or demonic Bell!

 

Posted by Kathryn
  at 8:10 pm on Jun. 24, 2006

 

 

 

Apparently I am willing to be Nokia's bitch.

 

Posted by engtech
  at 5:43 pm on Jul. 30, 2006

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