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Scotland B and B compulsory registration plea or a plea to have the state protect us since we’re entitled to make money.

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Filed under Culture-internet, General, Social Media, You have nothing to fear

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | B&B compulsory registration plea

A “nice” group of business people in Scotland have a problem. There problem is they can’t compete with poor food,lack of amenities  and hygiene so rather than let people know what they have for sale  it’s time to  restrict what others can’t do you know licensing, regulation  things that have the state decide what’s acceptable level of compliance (  From the people that brought you hospitals, prisons and  school .. your vacation room doesn’t seem to have a ring to it) Anyway let’s see where the problem is..

The policy document says: “Our members are concerned about the actions of some individuals who hang a B&B sign outside their home during the tourist season.

“Not only does this unfairly steal their custom, it also offers the visitor a lower standard of service, which reflects badly on Scotland.”

Ah there it is, “their custom” Bollocks it is it has to be earned fairly and not by using the force of the state for the benefit of some winging  suits that reflect badly on  business people regardless of origin.

Time to read: Randomness. more whacks at "social" anything.

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Filed under blogging, Culture-internet, media, rants, Social Media

The Paying for TV lifestyle is going well. There’s been enough on Adult Swim, You Tube and various vidcasts to keep me amused for 2 days ..:) The wireless keyboard/mouse work pretty well and I’ve found that Opera is the most useful browser for my long distance viewing with friendlier and more consistent zoom settings than IE or FF.

I’m still trying to get through “The Fatal Shore” it’s not that I don’t like the book it’s just that so many pages a night prior to sleep doesn’t work as well.

Just bought “Calculated Chaos” Calculated Chaos by Butler Shaffer and Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom” The Road to Serfdom Fiftieth Anniversary Edition because feeling something is obvious doesn’t equal the ability to convince others who have been “taught” by the state 🙂

Social Media, ah the joys of traversing this increasingly self aggrandizing movement which seems to be missing the point or more likely “this” point is missing the movement:D

In one corner: Those that are tired of the coercive, manipulative tactics and outright falsehoods perpetrated, partly through regulatory constrictions and partly through choice , of old media and seek to create an alternative to the wilderness of smoke and mirrors that one could argue that MSM seems to promote and then….

And then are those that want to sell to these people.It may be better to start a split between social media and social marketing. What a minute I thought I was close to being an anarcho capitalist.,.. yeah well I’m 50% there I just need to work on the latter.. so why would should I give a rat’s patoot about what the marketing maniacs may monetize? Mainly it’s the self serving bullshit. I saw/ see cluetrain as a very obvious set of ideas, just repeated x 3-4 on each point but hey , ink’s free on the web:D, but ultimately I am not sure it’s considered a “how to” guide to fake a connection in the bid to sell more crap 😀 None of the people I’ve met in marketing have been remotely convincing that they really are helping us rather then helping their message and how it should be framed… The people actually walking the walk the owners and producers of companies “that get it” don’t need an interstitial tier .

Shame that middle tier is working so hard on making themselves relevant .