The medium is the message
The new SinnerSchrader website is online quite for a while, and I was thinking about their website approach. Why shouldn’t you use all the nice applications like Google Documents, Twitter, XING or Flickr for your own corporate site? Most of the content that you would upload is already out there. You don’t need to write the same story a second time, and I get the feeling that by linking to other websites the reader gets even more the impression that the company and their content is real and not just shiny-corporate-press-release-information. Ok, on the other hand you can get problems with the usability and probably not all information can be presented in your corporate design but I think the way you are using the medium and the feeling you can create with it is more important.