Emptied of expectation. Relax. (tinyjo) wrote,
Emptied of expectation. Relax.

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So, as those of you who actually read the comments to my slightly cryptic skype poll will know, I got an email at the end of last week from a chap saying he'd read my blog (and commenting on my film choices in the interview post to prove it) and asking if I'd like to try out a pair of Three skypephones for a month. After a slight dither, I decided I would go for it and they duely turned up on Wednesday.

I have to say that so far it's pretty nice, the only major downside being that I don't get any reception in my office building. It also has an odd habit of beeping at me occasionally for no reason that I can yet figure out but other than that it's actually pretty cute. I've sent the other one to my Mum, having set up a skype account for her on the basis that she's easily the person I call most frequently so if I want to get the full money saving benefit, she's the obvious person. It'll be interesting to see how she takes to it as well, not being a very techie person by nature (hi, Mum!). Anyway, a proper review will follow when I've been using it for more than 2 days :)

I've been wondering about my elevation to ranks of blogerati, or at least those who are interesting enough to get free trials of things from PR people. A few a-listers have recently been getting very cross about such things and I remember at the time thinking well I wouldn't mind the odd one or two. I wonder if the same thought is starting to occur to people in the industry - rather than all targeting a small number of blogs, thus eventually inviting the bile and emnity of their owners, why not go a rung down the ladder and pick out a few vaguely relevant "real people" blogs who are likely to be more welcoming of the attention. Certainly from my point of view it's working out so far :)
Tags: meta, skypephone
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