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06 January 2005

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freddie

I find it amazingly interesting how much effort the major companies put into web publishing these days..

Dana  VanDen Heuvel

Nev,

GM actually started blogging some time ago with the "Small Block Blog" - http://smallblock.gmblogs.com/

Their archives there date back to Oct, '04.

Neville Hobson

You're right Dana - this is not the first GM blog. That distinction belongs to the Small Block Blog, exactly as you say.

But The Fastlane Blog is the first executive blog, with postings by CEO-level people.

I took another look at that first blog you mention; neat description:

"The first GM blog is Smallblock.gmblogs.com, published to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Chevrolet small-block engine. Its content is written by GM Communications and by readers."

I've seen comment on some other blogs speculating that the new exec blog is ghost-written by the PR folk. Is it? I have no idea. In the absence of any evidence to the contrary, I'd prefer to believe it's not as there is no clear statement of authorship in this regard as there is with the engine blog.

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