Spreading false info



  • Off late, I'am seeing a lot of anti symbian / anti nokia blogs. Like Symbian is dying, Qt doesn't work etc. I feel that lots of these are sponsored. Because all these informations are wrong. One of the blogs describes in great detail how it is great pain to create a UI in Qt ' since it don't have an interface builder ' and how it is as powerless as J2me while some of the other sdks can be used to build the universe in a minute. This is most probably intentionally spreading false information than due to ignorance. My concern is that most ordinary non tech people will easily believe this. Due to this, it is now ' common knowledge ' for a lot of people that Symbian is dying.
    I fear this will drive away lot of people from buying Symbian phones.



  • Perhaps it would be useful to be specific? Which blogs do you mean? Do you have any grounds for the accusation that this is deliberate misinformation spread by competitors, or are you just speculating?



  • [quote author="Jayakrishnan.M" date="1292935258"]
    Off late, I'am seeing a lot of anti symbian / anti nokia blogs. Like Symbian is dying, Qt doesn't work etc. I feel that lots of these are sponsored. Because all these informations are wrong. One of the blogs describes in great detail how it is great pain to create a UI in Qt ' since it don't have an interface builder ' and how it is as powerless as J2me while some of the other sdks can be used to build the universe in a minute. This is most probably intentionally spreading false information than due to ignorance. My concern is that most ordinary non tech people will easily believe this. Due to this, it is now ' common knowledge ' for a lot of people that Symbian is dying.
    I fear this will drive away lot of people from buying Symbian phones.[/quote]

    Its not like that - although cannot deny that some might be getting paid for it. But then these things really doesn't matter. People who know the capabilities and advantages of Symbian and Qt will stay with it.

    Others who follow blogs and make a decision don't bother much as they dont have an opinion by themselves and the next moment someone says some thing is better that something they will go after it.



  • I read blogs related to mobile development when I get time. Reading some of those blogs I really feel they intend to spread misinformation because most of the things written are wrong. I haven't saved the links. I dont usually take them seriously. But recently I suggested N8 to one of my friends and the response was, why buy a phone with a dying OS. He was so sure was Symbian is dying while in reality, it is the largest OS. Now most probably he got the information from some of these kinds of blogs. Thats one of the immediate reasons I posted here.

    some must be paid and some must be doing it to promote their favourable OS. It is easy for people with tech background to understand what is right. But non tech people tend to easily believe these nonsense and that is what I'am worried about.



  • [quote author="Jayakrishnan.M" date="1292937330"]some must be paid and some must be doing it to promote their favourable OS. It is easy for people with tech background to understand what is right. But non tech people tend to easily believe these nonsense and that is what I'am worried about.[/quote]

    Well, perhaps you should stick to applying "Hanlon's razor":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon's_razor:
    [quote]Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.[/quote]


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