You know, this whole debate over the Federated Media "People Ready" ad campaign really chaps my a$$. For the record, I'm not affiliated with Federated Media in any way. But what I really don't understand is, why do people always get up in arms whenever the topic of bloggers getting paid comes up. We don't live in a socialist society, so it's not like the Government takes care of me. I have to take care of myself. So why is the blogosphere so against me getting paid to do what I love? And why would getting paid to do what I love make me lose credibility? So I have more credibility if I'm a tortured artist than if I'm a well-fed writer? Give me a break man.
So if you're someone who is against this, ask yourself this question: Would you all be so self-righteous if Apple was doing this kind of thing for an iPhone ad campaign? Everyone only seems to have a problem with it when Microsoft does it.