Dear Judyth Piazza,
Is Wal-Mart your MySpace friend?
It’s no surprise that Wal-Mart is on MySpace. Wal-Mart has spent millions of dollars on top-notch PR experts who would do anything to rev up Wal-Mart's declining sales.
What is interesting, however, is that the people visiting its MySpace page aren't all Wal-Mart supporters.
A former employee started a thread titled, "I am quitting and here's why..." A number of Wal-Mart employees have posted stories about how they felt taken advantage of by the corporate giant. One employee posted this:
"I know what you mean. I hate where this new Wal-Mart is coming to. I think Mr.Walton is rolling in his grave right now. The company is headed to bad places."
The very reason Wal-Mart fails on sites like MySpace is the same reason Wal-Mart Watch succeeds -- real people can contribute their ideas and connect with their peers.
We have our own MySpace page to give you a forum to speak out about Wal-Mart’s harmful decisions. Take a second to join Wal-Mart Watch on MySpace, and connect with people who care about Wal-Mart's business practices as much as you do.
Right now, Wal-Mart has over 9,000 friends on MySpace. With a little work -- and without spending the big bucks that Wal-Mart is spending -- let's work together to build our MySpace page, and show Wal-Mart whose side MySpace users are on.