Sunday, April 02, 2006

Questions for Cisco -- Answers for Students

John Earnhardt is the spokesperson/media person for Cisco Systems, Inc. who posts to Cisco's blog: http://blogs.cisco.com/gov/

Recently, Mr. Earnhardt discussed net neutrality on the Cisco Blog, so I posted the following questions for him:

Mr. Earnhardt,

You mention that "The net neutrality issue is a solution in search of a problem that doesn't exist" -- would you explain what you mean by this statement?

Also, do you think that corporate/business blogs are spurring the debate on this issue?

Thank you,

Fiona Torrance
USC Undergrad Student
http://bizblogreview.blogspot.com

We look forward to hearing Mr. Earnhardt's views on this issue.

1 comment:

John Earnhardt said...

My e-mail answer to Fiona:

We initiated blogging in our group to basically "extend" the reach of our staff experts. As you may have been able to surmise, my colleagues have not taken to the form as quickly as I would have liked. We're still basically at the crawl stage...hope to be walking by the end of the year.

In terms of effectiveness, I would rate it a C+...we've gotten some interaction and traction and the blog was recently mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, so we've had some impact, but nothing super tangible.

Hope that helps.

Best,

John Earnhardt