The Chowhound, CNET & Chow Row
Chow and Chowhound merge to a state of No Distinction
Leaving Supporters on Both Side of the Fence Unhappy
Yesterday, as I do several times a week, I visited Chow.com to see what was up. Something was up alright. I was horrified to see they had incorporated the actual Chowhound boards into their front page and that snippets from the boards under the banner "The Digest" were also turning up as blog posts, all mixed in with The Grinder posts. [Hey Chowhound contributors - did you know that CNET own every word you write and they can, and now do, lift whole passages of your prose for use in their blog? Grinder writers get paid - but I bet you don't.]
I am pretty sure I am in the minority of people who liked Chow.com. Before this even happened I had been hearing stories of them
The funny thing is those on the other side of the fence - the Chowhounders - are much more upset than I am. They are mouthing off all over the place. CNET has got some work to do, to calm this lot down. Fight, fight!