Fascinating, isn’t it? If you happen to have a Blogger blog that was wrongly deleted, and one of your readers is Felix Salmon of Reuter, then of course Google is going to come to your rescue within a day. (The link, and an important detail below, was found by Josh Forde and Tweeted to me earlier today.)
There’s good criticism from Mr Salmon here on Google’s policy as well as other examples of the company’s broken promises in the comments.
Rick Klau, one of the Blogger managers, put his address in the comments asking one disgruntled blogger to contact him, and to get his site restored.
I’ve now written to Mr Klau, too, about Vincent Wright’s Social Media Consortium and the “service” Google has provided us to date. We shall see if he, and his company, are being sincere.
If I get no satisfaction, then we might conclude that there’s one rule for those who manage to get the proﬁle of a Reuter editor (Felix, we miss Portfolio), and another rule for everyone else.
PS.: On the afternoon of January 6 NZDT, Rick Klau reinstated and whitelisted Vincent’s blog. Thank you, Rick—so glad we ﬁnally got the deﬁnitive word from Google!