Anybody remember Check Out? It clearly died a long time ago. However, the Walmartians’ Twitter feeds are alive and well and perhaps even more dull. Based on a link from the post immediately below this one I started with this guy and died of boredom shortly thereafter.
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Apparently, Walmart is engaging massive audiences online using social media. How do we know? Walmart told some blogger and then everybody Twittered it (see the comments). Personally, I’m skeptical. After all, these are the same people responsible for Checkout (which now has 16 authors and about one post per month).
The last post at Check Out was over a month ago.
If Walmart’s new sustainability index is so great, you’d think someone might bother to blog about it over at Check Out, wouldn’t you?
I haven’t had a chance to pick on Walmart’s blog inane internet sales diary, Check Out, for some time now, mostly since they hardly post anything over there anymore. Yet shockingly enough, two posts came up there in the last 24 hours. I’m not touching Twilight again, but the interview with Margaret McKenna, the president […]
Good for Walmart!: With the Thanksgiving season upon us, Walmart today announced that its Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets will partner with Feeding America, the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization, to provide an estimated 90 million pounds of food annually – the equivalent of 70 million meals – to families in need by the end of […]
OK, this isn’t exactly the most important thing in the world, but I’m posting it anyways: Yesterday, when I saw that Rand had posted on plastic bags at Check Out, I dropped a comment here to let Jeff know. I then left a comment there. I don’t remember the exact wording, but it was a […]
I was thinking about writing something like this, but Wal-Mart Watch beat me to it: Remember Wal-Mart’s Check Out Blog? The one that the New York Times gushed over back in March? The rowdy band of nine fearless buyers Wal-Mart unleashed to conquer the blogosphere with unfiltered wit and opinion? The birth of Check Out […]
First it was Blu Ray. Then it was milk. Now Walmart has stepped in it again on the issue of green gaming. What’s green gaming? Sustainable video games, of course. As usual, Walmart is on the right side of this issue, but also as usual they’re blowing this WAY out of proportion. This is Joe […]
From Check Out: Jonathan…your thoughts are always good. I applaud Tesco for pushing the conversation about carbon labeling, but this one has to be done right. You will see more from Walmart on this topic. I can’t think of anything that could impact sustainability more than if every customer could easily know what products are […]
I want to use a very good Daily Kos diary by my friend (and fellow vegetarian) OrangeClouds115 to elaborate further on the point I made yesterday about Wal-Mart and local food. OC has found a very respectable study out of Cornell that credits rBST (that Monsanto hormone they give to cows to make them produce […]
Many props to the nice folks at Edelman for actually posting my carbon labeling question on Rand Waddoups’ local food post over at Check Out. Many more props will go to Rand if he actually answers it directly. The rest of this post will be devoted to why I doubt he will. Looking back at […]
Rand is back, bragging about the wonders of smaller bottles of laundry detergent: Second, these changes are great b/c they end up being about more than just Wal-Mart. Because this was done in partnership with the suppliers of detergent focused on efficiency across the entire supply chain, the impact will be seen at the rest […]
I was over visiting Check Out this morning to see if any of those busy Wal-Mart buyers had bothered to blog in the last week (they haven’t) when I noticed that Rand’s “Wal-Mart hates rBST” post was up to 246 comments. 246! I actually started reading them all, and you know what? The commentators aren’t […]
How come every blogger in the world who thinks Check Out is a good blog works in the PR or advertising industries?