Comments: Quick update on Zivity

zivity was NOT and NEVER was a sponsor of the GGD (i'm pretty sure them being listed as a sponsor was a MISTAKE). zivity DID pay for their photographers to be there. none of the pictures will ever be used on zivity or affiliated sites. did you see the pictures? they were cute and fun. zivity photographers have also done other events such as the tech crunch crunchies. the photos are nice and totally tame.

pretty much everyone that went to GGD had fun. did you read the valleywag liveblog? there was no hint of controversy. i think you're searching for conspiracy where there is none. i hope your event was fun. but i think you missed out on a great event because you chose to see evil or mal intent when there was no

Posted by crashfaster at July 7, 2008 03:32 PM

Crashfaster,

If you read my blog post above, you'll see that I saw the "sponsor" listing, and other later confirmed Zivity was a sponsor, at BAGGD's website. Therefore BAGGD believed that getting money for a service at the event made Zivity a sponsor.

If you read above, you'll also see that Zivity tried to make us think they weren't a sponsor, but they paid for something at the event (that's the definition of a sponsor).

If you look at the images in my post above, you'll see that GGD listed Zivity as a sponsor in their tweet announcement.

If you look at the quote from Angie Chang's email, she refers to Zivity as a "partner" which means she saw the spending of Zivity's money at GGD as a partnership event. Partners are "media sponsors" or "money sponsors." Since Zivity spent money for the event, and doesn't yet have an open website (they are in closed beta) i don't see how they could be a media sponsor, but i suppose it's possible. Either way, Zivity was a sponsor and partner for the event.

I don't like being lied to or snowed, and at this point, Zivity's continued attempts to snow more people are mounting, and they continue to lose credibility because of it.

BTW, did you say above how you know Zivity was never a sponsor? Are you at the company? Who are you and how do you know what Zivity does? Can we trust your view of this situation because you haven't told us who you are?

I don't understand why Zivity don't just come clean, admit they were a sponsor, as making this a controversy just makes them look ridiculous.

It's a side issue to the real problem of a porn company trying to use the Girl Geek Dinners to get back cred after the Techcrunch video stunt. The whole thing just reeks more and more.

mary

Posted by mary hodder at July 7, 2008 03:55 PM