Google's Lauren Turner Learns a Valuable Lesson
Lauren Turner, Account Planner, Health, writing at Google's Google Health Advertising Blog, says she has learned something from her June 29, 2007, post headlined Does negative press make you Sicko?":
"Well, I've learned a few things since I posted on Friday. For one thing, even though this is a new blog, we have readers! That's a good thing. Not so good is that some readers thought the opinion I expressed about the movie Sicko was actually Google's opinion. It's easy to understand why it might have seemed that way, because after all, this is a corporate blog. So that was my mistake -- I understand why it caused some confusion.
Lauren, your critics didn't get confused. You expressed an opinion about "Sicko" on Google's Health Advertising Blog, which offers "News and Notes from Google's Health Advertising Team." Therefore, it's Google's opinion. If you didn't want people to view it that way, you shouldn't have criticized the movie on blog that's designed to woo healthcare advertising.
To read Lauren's entire post, please see "My opinion and Google's. By the way, I hope the folks at Google see this as simply a mistake and leave it at that. It's not a firing offense in my opinion.
And Lauren, put a date on your posts. It's more valuable to researchers than a time stamp.