A few days ago I asked if anyone was listening. Well, apparently someone is [but not one of the brands listed in the post].
Actually, the brand that's listening to me is Six Apart [the owners of TypePad]. A few days ago I tweeted "Liking the new interface for posting on Typepad." Within a few hours I received a notification that Six Apart had started following my Twitter Stream.
Hardly significant, I know. But in some small way makes me feel that much better about being a TypePad customer.