I've been playing around on Facebook this week, setting up a PhoneDog.com page and generally looking into ways to get the Dog out to more people via social networking. So when I read Engadget editor Ryan Block's recent post throwing his hat into the ring to head up Motorola's mobile phone division I figured what better way to assess his chances than by starting a Facebook group to support him (Facebook account required to view).
I've never met Ryan, and for all I know he kicks puppies in his spare time (though I highly doubt that). But I read Engadget and Engadget Mobile every weekday and generally really like the way they report tech news. I also have really enjoyed Ryan's coverage of the rise and fall of MOTO's cell phone business, and got a kick out of his stepping up to the podium to say, "Hell, I don't know anything about business, but I know tech ... I'll turn the ship around!"
What do you think? Could a young techie step up to the helm of a one time industry giant and bring them back to the top? If he was surrounded by people who knew the business stuff, could a guy like Ryan Block put his immense knowledge of tech trends and consumer desires to good use by bringing MOTO back to the salad days of the StarTac and original RAZR?