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92-year-old’s website leaves oil giant Shell-shocked

Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 21.26.38The Guardian: 92-year-old’s website leaves oil giant Shell-shocked: Monday 26 October 2009

How online protesters are using ‘gripe site’ as the focus for their complaints about big business

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Russell Hotten
The Guardian, Monday 26 October 2009

At 92 years old, Alfred Donovan is an unlikely online campaigner. But he and his son John, 62, have been a painful thorn in the side of Royal Dutch Shell for more than a decade. The pair run one of the oldest and most effective “gripe sites”, and the oil giant’s army of well-paid lawyers do not know how to neutralise them.

The number of so-called “gripe sites”, which exist to criticise, mock, and generally annoy companies, people, and institutions, has exploded in recent years, and the trend is set to continue. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net, shell2004.com, shellshareholders.org, don-marketing.com and cybergriping.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article: royaldutchshellplc.com

Royal Dutch Shell Rumors Monday 26 Oct 2009

We hear from our sources…

The Shell reserves situation is currently far worse than in 2003-4. It seems that nothing was learned from the fines, courts cases and public approbrium

Shell has large quantities of assets on its books at far above their true value ($70bn book value assets are currently worth less than $10bn)

In the current round of staff re-applying for their jobs, there are 20-25% fewer positions than applicants

Shell Expro (ie the E&P operation in the UK) is expected to LOSE about $200 million this year… read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net, shell2004.com, shellshareholders.org, don-marketing.com and cybergriping.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article: royaldutchshellplc.com

92-year-old’s website leaves oil giant Shell-shocked

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How online protesters are using ‘gripe site’ as the focus for their complaints about big business

Russell Hotten
The Guardian, Monday 26 October 2009

At 92 years old, Alfred Donovan is an unlikely online campaigner. But he and his son John, 62, have been a painful thorn in the side of Royal Dutch Shell for more than a decade. The pair run one of the oldest and most effective “gripe sites”, and the oil giant’s army of well-paid lawyers do not know how to neutralise them.

The number of so-called “gripe sites”, which exist to criticise, mock, and generally annoy companies, people, and institutions, has exploded in recent years, and the trend is set to continue. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net, shell2004.com, shellshareholders.org, don-marketing.com and cybergriping.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article: royaldutchshellplc.com
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