As a subset of a subset of Pinoy Society awaits for the unveiling of IPhone4S by Globe and Smart this 16th od December. We witnessed probably the competition between the two warring houses, Globe and Smart, at its most visceral. What sparked this? Smart was able to get the Iphone4s. In the past the two sides have been trading barbs and Internet puffballs at each other – via events, tweets, forums and even Facebook statuses -but now because of the Apple, it has gone way past light speed and has gone to ludicrous speed.
Smart and Globe were beginning to look like Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Agreed to have a battle;
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
Just then flew down a monstrous crow,
As black as a tar-barrel;
Which frightened both the heroes so,
They quite forgot their quarrel
The antics of Globe and Smart began to look like the war between Star Trek and Star Wars actors – Captain Kirk aka William Shatner and Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher.
Shatner:First of all, Star Wars was derivative of Star Trek… derivative!
Carrie Fisher: Klingon? It just sounds like a laundry detergent
Of course it gets personal from that point on. And it took George Takei became the peace Broker with this video:
At least Stark Trek and Star Wars had George Takei.Who do we have for Globe and Smart?
And this tussle and exchange between Smart and Globe is happening under the eyes of many in social media. A friend said you know what it is virtual pissing contest. It is not even what the people want. Those who are interested in the iphone4s are insterested in price and packages. Not the one-upmanship on-line.
It is entertaining but makes one wonder if this pissing contest is actually promoted by both Globe and Smart. Is it now corporate policy? Are the stakes really that high that one has to resort to such antics and gimmicks ? Really ? Does such negatve conversation convert to actual sales?
It also brings to light what an individual can do online and its repercussions on the individual and the company the person is associated with.
OK. It is entertaining in its own fashion.
Anyway, Thanks Globe and Smart for the entertainment the past few weeks. I hope you both do well in your sales of the IPhone4s but as much as one enjoyrd it, even if at times it can be irritating, the antics and pedantics of this phase of your war just please make sure you give good service to your customers, whther they buy your Apple or not.