Does writing in the WSJ mean anything?

// Short answer: probably not. A bit longer answer: 

I just had the pleasure of reading this article by +John C Dvorak on the Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch

In it Dvorak determines that #crowdsourcing will soon be over and provides 3 examples: 
1) He went on a site and got a popup (which he didn't know if it was Flash or Javascript(!)) asking him to like the site's #Facebook page. Ergo, Facebook likes are a mess and don't mean anything any more (well tell that to Petter Kverneng who went viral in a single day through the "messy" likes system
2) He added blogging and video editing as his skills and now is surprised that random people that he accepted in his network are endorsing him for skills he doesn't he is really worthy now. Ergo, +LinkedIn is now "cheapening of the value of crowdsourcing" (By the way, you can hide/delete endorsements or even remove the skills from your profile)  
3) Finally Mr Dvorak discovered the fun of fake reviews on Yelp that are actually mocking Taco Bell. Ergo, crowdsourced review systems are about to be extinct. I hope he doen't find out about Amazon's reviews on "Bic for Her" or Mr Dvorak will declare Amazon "shortly dead" soon :) 

So there you have it, you read it on WSJ (and then here) first, likes are worthless and crowdsourcing is history. Thank you in advance for your +1s :)

For the record, I blame +Mike Elgan for reading Dvorak's article and spending half an hour writing this #rant :)

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