Hehehe. I think this little call-in favor from Etsy to Yahoo backfired. The charming little story (obviously churned out by Etsy PR) on how Etsy, the “top marketplace for vintage and handmade goods” is going to put America back to work is titled: “Etsy: Putting America Back to Work One Knitted Potholder at a Time.” That title is so hilarious hoohoohoo…. even Etsy buddies are poking fun, and Etsy doesn’t get it!! The more the company tries to dig out of that shit hole it jumped into, the more ridiculous it looks. At least to those outside the company.
But Chad. Chad and his band of merry followers really believe this shit. They really think Etsy is going to save America. Hell. Save the world. And as Yahoo so cleverly stated, one (mass-produced) potholder at the time….
The most outrageous Etsy spin from the article is this comment on the recent “hit” to Etsy’s reputation:
…Etsy seems to have bounced back from any negativity…
Are they serious?
Those people in Brooklyn are delusional.
The most telling quote from the article (emphasis added):
…(Etsy) in September launched a new program to both expand Etsy’s reach and help a faltering city grappling with skyrocketing unemployment...
Yep. That is what Etsy is all about. Expanding its reach (this time, into the pockets of the unemployed in a faltering city) and helping (preying on) the little guy to do so. Shame. On. You, Etsy. Shame on you.