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TwitterMoms & Samsung Fiasco

By Kate |
Now, I usually stay above the fray when it comes to internet drama. That’s not what this blog or I am about. But, I feel this is something worth sharing.

TwitterMoms recently held a competition where the prize was a Samsung Washer and Dryer. The rules at the beginning stated the blogger who received the most comments on a “Where is the Heart of My Home” post would win. As you can imagine, the combination of a high value prize and completely vague rules led to confusion and ultimately, I believe, breaking of the rules.

I did not enter the competition – I don’t like the idea of a popularity contest pitting bloggers against one another – but my friend Tiff did. And her family spend hours upon hours upon literally days commenting on Tiff’s post in an effort to fairly achieve the most comments. To read the whole story, including how Tiff’s questions and inquiries were ignored and how the rules were changed at the conclusion of the competition, read “TwitterMoms and Samsung, Not Playing Fair.” And, by the way, this isn’t just sour grapes because Tiff didn’t win. As a matter of fact, no winner has been announced even though it was to be determined last Friday. And then on Tuesday.

I’ve maintained an inactive membership at TwitterMoms but I will be deleting that account today. I just don’t like the way this promotion was handled. I think both TwitterMoms and Samsung really dropped the ball. Instead, I’ll spend my time in a community and mom blog forum where bloggers are valued and friendships are cultivated.

Kate

Kate

Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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  1. 1.
    tiff snedaker

    Thanks for posting this. It's nice to have such a great support system & great friends.

  2. 2.
    Avry and Justin

    I agree what an awesome support system you hav been for Tiffany!

  3. 3.
    Natalie

    I heard from another blogger who also entered the competion that her questions and inquires were ignored. Its too bad the event turned out that way.

  4. 4.
    NateAndJakesMom

    Kudos to you for supporting your friend. I love seeing something like this instead of all the "ugly" being said about this blogger or the other.

  5. 5.
    Lesley

    wow, this is the first I'd heard about the contest…I'm sorry for your friends family spending all that time and energy…and then I can imagine times that by how many people entered….really not a good way to do things…

  6. 6.
    kasandria

    I also just deleted my account. The whole thing was handled poorly.
    Kasandria

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