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Friday, April 27, 2007

Who's Who Researched...

Victoria Strauss is on top of all things involved with writer, publisher, and editor scams. She provides a public service to thousands of aspiring writers and authors.

However, she has stepped outside the subject of the publishing industry to write an article about who's who registries.

She has uncovered some very interesting information. What I think is the most interesting is how many of these registries are linked to each other. Evidently, if you are a who's who networking opportunity or registry, and your image becomes tarnished from your poor business tactics, the best way to handle the public relations problem is to just start another who's who organization.

Maybe it's too much trouble to legitimately correct your marketing difficulties?

Ms. Strauss provides a plethora of links to a lot of who's who organizations. She has also made a correlation between Cambridge Who's Who, Manchester Who's Who, and Metropolitan Who's Who. These three organizations appear to be generating income for a single entity.

She also clarifies the fact that who's who registries have a registry for just about every industry in America. Registries are available in religion, science, and executives and professionals. There are even opportunities for women only.

I feel that Ms. Strauss has a done a wonderful job in researching the subject of who's who registries because I know for a fact that it is very difficult to find information about some of these organizations.

Mostly because they threaten anyone who publishes negative information about them with lawsuits.

And the sad thing about it is, is that many people succumb to their intimidation tactics and delete their posts out of fear of retribution. I feel that these acts alone speak volumes about the integrity of the organization.

Ms. Strauss also provides a link to this post which was written by Shawn Olson. His post has been targeted by Manchester Who's Who.

As more individuals like him and Darrell at Southcon stand up for their freedom of speech rights, hopefully a message will be conveyed to these individuals. If who's who registries feel that they have the right to run a business with poor business practices, morals, and ethics then surely everyone else has the right to speak about their experiences with them as well.


Meanwhile, I hope that those who are researching information about the letter that they received in the mail have found the information they are looking for.

later...





Metropolitan Who's who aka Metropolitan Registries, Inc...

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Hate E-mail and Threatened Bloggers...

Blogger's Rights...

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2 Comments:

Blogger jakalof said...

Hi TJ,

Long time.

Thanks for checking in on me. I have been on hiatus for quite some time.

This "who's who" thing is irritating and scary. Its seems there is always scum out there trying to take advantage of people. I never cease to be amazed at the level people will stoop to trying to rip someone off.

It seems we always have to keep our guard up.

On another note:
I clicked on one of your other blogs and I came across something about Hawaii. I going to Kona for a week:)

April 28, 2007 8:26 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Hey Jakalof...

Woohoo!!

You'll have a great time in the Pacific!

I just loved it there. It was so beautiful.

Good to hear from you and I'm glad you're doing well.

later...

April 28, 2007 9:55 PM  

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