I’ve been on that plane

Damn, I’ve been on the Alaska Airlines flight that lost pressurization. That’d be interesting enough, but a citizen journalist covered the whole thing on his blog and with a cell phone camera. Details on Memeorandum (link 1, link 2). KomoTV has video from inside the plane shot by passengers. Wild. Every disaster now will be covered in real time by people involved.

The comments, though, don’t make me feel all that great. Where’s Mena Trott when you need her?

Comments

  1. The PR Issue Behind Alaska Airlines Decompression

    While others want to jump on the “citizen journalism” train – woohoo – the other story here for PR professionals (and bloggers) is that Alaska Airlines employees have gone nasty-comment-happy on Jeremy’s blog.

  2. Alaska Airlines IP addresses … kind of reminds me of my incident with CompUSA and I got a call from someone claiming to be a reporter from The Tacoma News Tribune. Turns out it was all a lie.

    Smart for Jeremy to check the IP addresses of those negative comments. MSM should run a story and realize tha with an IP address much can be learned these days …

  3. Alaska Airlines IP addresses … kind of reminds me of my incident with CompUSA and I got a call from someone claiming to be a reporter from The Tacoma News Tribune. Turns out it was all a lie.

    Smart for Jeremy to check the IP addresses of those negative comments. MSM should run a story and realize tha with an IP address much can be learned these days …

  4. Ever since Alaska laid off all their ground crew and farmed it out their overall fight operations have gone downhill. Severe flight delays, interminable waits for baggage claim. It’s no surprise that something like this eventually happened. Sad, really, since they used to be a great airline.

  5. Ever since Alaska laid off all their ground crew and farmed it out their overall fight operations have gone downhill. Severe flight delays, interminable waits for baggage claim. It’s no surprise that something like this eventually happened. Sad, really, since they used to be a great airline.

  6. er… what the hell is a “citizen journalist” other than a redundant term? How many journalists in this country are non-citizens?

  7. er… what the hell is a “citizen journalist” other than a redundant term? How many journalists in this country are non-citizens?

  8. [...] If ever there was a case of relevance deprivation syndrome, and a really, really pathetic and sad one at that, its Robert Scoble, who instead of pointing out that a Jeremy Hermanns, one of the chaps behind Blogebrity, was on the Alaskan Airlines plane that had the emergency landing and blogged about it with pictures, he refers to the incident by saying…. I’ve been on that plane Damn, I’ve been on the Alaska Airlines flight that lost pressurization. [...]

  9. Scoble, what a far-reaching attempt to associate yourself with a news event.

    I fly the same Boston/LAX route that was used during 9/11, but I’d never even think of putting “I’ve been on that plane…” into a story.

    Geez, slow workday at MS?

  10. Scoble, what a far-reaching attempt to associate yourself with a news event.

    I fly the same Boston/LAX route that was used during 9/11, but I’d never even think of putting “I’ve been on that plane…” into a story.

    Geez, slow workday at MS?

  11. Ladies and gentlemen, its blogging reduced to vanity publishing… aka “I have an opinion and dammit it shall be heard…”

  12. Ladies and gentlemen, its blogging reduced to vanity publishing… aka “I have an opinion and dammit it shall be heard…”

  13. [...] もう一人乗り合わせていた blogger とは、これが大笑いなのだが、いや笑ってはいけないのだが、Robert Scoble だった。彼も Scobleizer で記事を書いているが、こちらは「怖かった」と書くのがやっとで、さすがに本業にはかなわないと言うか、当事者なら誰でも立派な記事を書けるわけではないと言うことか。Blog Herald にも Scoble suffers relevance deprivation syndrome over Alaskan Airlines emergency とからかわれている。 [...]