Friday, July 8, 2011
MB411 Social Media Day Follow Up [UPDATED X2]
I sometimes pine for the days of old at SotP and SFDB where the comments used to sizzle as debates raged and adjectives flew freely and unmercifully. But, alas, things have changed. Twitter has flourished and my comments consist of a little more than a drive-by sentence or two. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for whatever I get but every now and then you just need to air the old brain out.
That's why I was happy to see that Miami Beach 411's Social Media Day post that I had mentioned in Wednesday morning's Sift had caught fire and the comments were sizzling in a debate over whether Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill had screwed over Social Media Day attendees by not offering them any drink specials. I have to say that I was quite impressed with Social Media Douchebag's performance in the comment thread as it brought back fond memories of old blogging days. Check it out for yourself.
I kinda sorta straddle the fence on this one. While I think that Sugarcane didn't do all they could have to accommodate a large and socially media savvy group of people, the fact is they didn't have to, and the resulting response from some of the social media group was, in my opinion, inappropriate. "Eff Sugarcane!" because they didn't provide cheap drinks all night? Please.
Get your smartphone and move along if you have to drink alcohol but can't afford it.
Sugarcane responds in the comments of MB411's post and takes the high road.
Sex and the Beach adds her thoughts in a blog post.