Scripting News for 2/9/2006

Dinner at 7. Pictures at 11. (Maybe sooner, they have wifi.) 

February 23: San Francisco Tech Sessions

Essay: “Most of the vocal people on the mail lists, blogs and wikis are more fans than creators. It’s as if we confused baseball players with people who sit in the stands watching a baseball game. Sure, both wear caps and want their team to win, but one actually does something about it, while the others express an opinion. There are a lot of fans, but relatively few people who actually do anything.” 

Matthew Ingram says Edgeio could be CraigsList 2.0.  

Jeff Jarvis: “Journalists are the worst at disclosing.” 

Ted Leonsis: “Blogs are the latest incarnation of why I first fell in love with the online medium nearly two decades ago.” 

Note to the WSJ, there are better examples of pay-for-praise in the blogosphere, and compromising conflicts of interest. Keep looking. 

Congrats to Berkman Center and Jessica Baumgart on making it official. She’s been a major force behind the Thursday blogger meetups since they began three years ago. It’s great to see her get the recognition she so deserves and now’s a good time to say how much I appreciate her support and enthusiasm over the years. Thanks! 

I will be attending Esther Dyson’s PC Forum conference in Palm Springs, March 12-14. This was a nice little bonus from my friends at Edgeio, where I am proud to be an advisor (I will receive some stock for this). This will be the first PC Forum I’ve been to in six years and only the second in fifteen. I used to be a regular, but then I got out of the habit. I’m going as a blogger and to see if there’s anything I can do to help the VCs and business leaders with RSS and OPML. Maybe we should have a Scripting News meetup of some kind, perhaps on the night of the speaker’s dinner. I remember it was hard to get a date that night. It’ll be a good blogging experience, and good to see some old faces and some young ones too!  

BTW, Edgeio is the first company in the RSS space to reward me for helping them, and for that I’m appreciative. So many people view my help in a negative way. They’re happy to accept it, but then resent me (or worse). I get a good dose of the negative side of human nature, I see things I wish I never had to see. But Edgeio is a good company, I’m very happy to be associated with them, and I wish them (and myself) much success! 🙂 

BusinessWeek has an Edgeio writeup. 

3 responses to this post.

  1. Congratulations!


  2. Posted by Sunny on February 9, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    Hey Dave,

    What happened to your hate post regarding Muslims? Deleted it? What a surprise.


  3. In regards to disclosure, earlier this week, George Monbiot blogged about it with regards to the tobacco industry. The rabbit hole is deep.


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