Your new campaign for the Microsoft Home Server is pretty cute. You have put a lot of resources into it – shooting some funny videos, creating a slideshow of a kid’s book "Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?" and essentially turning home servers into an "issue" that America needs to discuss.
As a geek, I think it’s snappy, funny and smart. (Aside from the fact that the Daddy installs the server – but I won’t address that here).
But, why don’t you want me to share it with my friends? I can’t embed the video here. I can’t embed the kid’s book here. All I can do is give my friends the link and encourage them to click through.
Why wouldn’t you want to let me embed all the great content you created? See, a virus actually needs a host cell. One Degree is ready to be a host cell for your content. Your "Tell a Friend" is so passé! Give me a delicious link, a digg link, a post to Facebook link. Something. Something that shares your content AND accrues the credit to me for sharing.
Because that’s the secret to viral, Microsoft. Give me the credit for the find. Help me build my reputation by sharing interesting stuff with my friends.
So, please free up your great content. I know you have some really smart programmers working there. I’ll bet they could make an embed link for those videos lickety-split.
p.s. my friend Dave from Dave’s Whiteboard should actually get the credit for this find