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Daniel Lyons

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Third-Party Descriptions

May 2011: 'As revealed by The Daily Beast's Dan Lyons [3] (the artist formerly known as Fake Steve Jobs), Facebook engaged a high-powered PR firm, Burson-Marsteller ("BM" for short -- insert juvenile joke here), to spread gross distortions about Google and its Social Circles service.'

November 2005: Information technology journalist.


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Forbes Source Nov 14, 2005
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Newsweek Source Jun 18, 2009

Articles and Resources

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May 12, 2011 Facebook's failed Google smear: Stupidity squared

QUOTE: In the universe of things that are not very bright, there are three basic categories: stupid, really stupid, and how-do-you-even-manage-to-get-your-pants-on-every-morning stupid. Now there's a fourth category: Facebook stupid. The world's largest social network earned this sobriquet via its shocking-yet-laughable attempts to launch a smear campaign against Google.

Jun 18, 2009 Hurry Up and Type: Why your laptop runs out of juice so fast.

QUOTE: battery-life numbers are based on a benchmark test called MobileMark 2007 (MM07). AMD [computer chip] says PC makers know full well that the new tests produce misleading [battery life] numbers, but they are touting them anyway.

Nov 14, 2005 Attack of the Blogs

QUOTE: Blogs...are the ultimate vehicle for brand-bashing, personal attacks, political extremism and smear campaigns. It's not easy to fight back: Often a bashing victim can't even figure out who his attacker is....The combination of massive reach and legal invulnerability makes corporate character assassination easy to carry out. Dry treatises on patent law and trade policy don't drive traffic (or ad sales) for bloggers and hosts; blood sport does.