Readers interested in my post a few days ago about the Internet shaming of corporations, Seeking Justice Against Bad Business — Blogosphere Style, might find The Consumerist to be of interest. This website is a fusion between consumer reports and a tabloid. Its welcome message reads:
Welcome, internet, to The Consumerist, the latest title from Gawker Media. The Consumerist loves to shop, and is reconciled to utilities, but hates paying for shoddy products, inhumane customer support, and half-assed service.
Each week The Consumerist will guide you through the delinquencies of retail and service organizations. The Consumerist will highlight the persistent, shameless boners of modern consumerism — and the latest hot deals, discounts, and freebies around.
Join us. You’ll tell us when you’ve been royally screwed by yet another company, and we’ll channel your rage. Together we will storm the revolving doors of faceless corporations to call them naughty words for genitals, and they will begin to fear us.
The Consumerist. Capitalism is broken. We’ll help you fix it.
Hat tip: BoingBoing