That "33 Reasons" VoIP Post: analysis or Google Ads bait?
There's a lot of Techmeme and Digg juice being spread around today surrounding Peter Poffenberger's VoIP Lowdown piece he's entitled, 33 Reasons why VoIP is Destroying Traditional Telecoms.But I have a fundamental problem with this piece.
What purports to be an analysis-based think piece seems to be- and I'm being a bit charitable here- more of a product and feature list for new VoIP services and products. Peter seems to have taken a large number product announcements, re-worded them, and then placed them in the post with just a little bit of analysis here and there.
What Peter does is useful, but only for the fact that he's gathered all this news in one place.
But given the title, a piece like this cries out for interpretive analysis- not just hopping from product to product and annotating the coolness, but for actually thinking through the market appeal of all these solutions, and how exactly they scruff up (I'm so polite of tongue) the "traditional telcom's" business models.
A skeptic with a less kind-heart than me would also wonder whether this post's VoIP brand name-dropping is a strategy to maximize revenue from Google-delivered ads that would be triggered by mentions of all these VoIP brands.
Peter hasn't done anything wrong, but aside from the diligently compiled amalgamation of information, I don't see any redeeming value here.