Real time news?

I’m in a press conference with about 15 journalists for the LIFT conference. It’s 2:30 a.m. my time, so hopefully I sound competent.

Anyway, the news of Google’s financial results and stock market sell off hadn’t gotten to this room until I fired up Memeorandum and showed them what the news was.

Rishi Khaitan says bloggers aren’t fast enough. Funny, but I saw the news hours ago when I was still in the states.

 Anyway, hello from Switzerland.

Comments

  1. Seems like not all jounalists are following the news in an efficient way ;-)
    I hope you enjoy your stay in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Make sure that you find the time to hop over to CERN (the place the web was born) so that you can have a look at the cool stuff they are currently working on.

  2. Seems like not all jounalists are following the news in an efficient way ;-)
    I hope you enjoy your stay in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Make sure that you find the time to hop over to CERN (the place the web was born) so that you can have a look at the cool stuff they are currently working on.

  3. When we blogged the London whale, we were faster than the news networks. We broke the story, then they fell over themselves to interview us and get hold of our pictures.

    The PR industry is full of people clinging on to the vain hope that the newspapers are still kings of content. On that Friday, we all learnt that traditional news delivery channels were changing.

    We also learnt that following a whale through London in the dark in February is a pretty cold experience.

  4. When we blogged the London whale, we were faster than the news networks. We broke the story, then they fell over themselves to interview us and get hold of our pictures.

    The PR industry is full of people clinging on to the vain hope that the newspapers are still kings of content. On that Friday, we all learnt that traditional news delivery channels were changing.

    We also learnt that following a whale through London in the dark in February is a pretty cold experience.

  5. I don’t hnow who you are meeting in Switzerland but we do have people here in Switzerland using efficiently RSS feeds too and who were aware of GOOG Earnings MISS in due time;

    welcome to the lake!

  6. I don’t hnow who you are meeting in Switzerland but we do have people here in Switzerland using efficiently RSS feeds too and who were aware of GOOG Earnings MISS in due time;

    welcome to the lake!

  7. Robert – If you should make a stop in Zurich, give me a call, if you like and we can go for a nice Guinness or something alike.. ;) My number is on my homepage.

  8. Robert – If you should make a stop in Zurich, give me a call, if you like and we can go for a nice Guinness or something alike.. ;) My number is on my homepage.

  9. Oooh, try some fondue while you’re there. So yummy!

    I’m sure you’ve been following the Microsoft news. What do you make of this change in blogging policy that was prompted at least in part by “The China Thing” according to PC Pro?

    I really admired your stance on that issue. Do you have any thoughts for readers now that the new policy has been announced?

  10. Oooh, try some fondue while you’re there. So yummy!

    I’m sure you’ve been following the Microsoft news. What do you make of this change in blogging policy that was prompted at least in part by “The China Thing” according to PC Pro?

    I really admired your stance on that issue. Do you have any thoughts for readers now that the new policy has been announced?

  11. My post wasn’t so much that bloggers are too slow, more like aggregators that rely on the blogosphere to determine what’s hot are relatively slow in covering breaking news.

  12. My post wasn’t so much that bloggers are too slow, more like aggregators that rely on the blogosphere to determine what’s hot are relatively slow in covering breaking news.

  13. Rishi: Memeorandum had the story within hours. Most bloggers try not to link to something that’s been covered already everywhere too, which retards stories like this.

  14. Rishi: Memeorandum had the story within hours. Most bloggers try not to link to something that’s been covered already everywhere too, which retards stories like this.

  15. Ummm, ever hear of real-time stock-tickers, not even a few day-traders among the blogger sets? — same mentality, would figure. Blog and day trade all day long. It was ancient by the time it made the wires and the biz papers, and yet even older by time it reached blogs, and decades old to the CPAs, Wall Streeters, analysts and other insiders whom were predicting this.

    Memeorandum had the story within hours.

    Hours is fatally way too late. Seconds count in this game. Playing up the blogs here, is but Happy Hour at Amateur Night, you guys know not of what you speak. I wouldn’t place bets and options on the blog newstream. If you’d put money were mouth is, you’d be in poorhouse in no time.

  16. Ummm, ever hear of real-time stock-tickers, not even a few day-traders among the blogger sets? — same mentality, would figure. Blog and day trade all day long. It was ancient by the time it made the wires and the biz papers, and yet even older by time it reached blogs, and decades old to the CPAs, Wall Streeters, analysts and other insiders whom were predicting this.

    Memeorandum had the story within hours.

    Hours is fatally way too late. Seconds count in this game. Playing up the blogs here, is but Happy Hour at Amateur Night, you guys know not of what you speak. I wouldn’t place bets and options on the blog newstream. If you’d put money were mouth is, you’d be in poorhouse in no time.

  17. With them refusing to give earnings guidance, I mean, that was predictable 3 months ago. Arrogance alive. Click fraud and competition will kill them tho, once customers wise up.

  18. With them refusing to give earnings guidance, I mean, that was predictable 3 months ago. Arrogance alive. Click fraud and competition will kill them tho, once customers wise up.

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  21. I don’t think how fast the news gets posted should be a metric of success. Remember what happened regarding the miner story in Virginia recently?

    Some journalist posted that all but one were rescued, everybody (including bloggers and the mainstream media) immediately jumped over themselves to repeat what was said and then a few hours later it turned out it was wrong. Funny, family of the victims blaming the government for that instead of the press.

    What’s most important about news is accuracy, not who’s first to break it. Even objectivity is secondary as long as there are enough facts to support the argument without using a Chewbacca defense.

  22. I don’t think how fast the news gets posted should be a metric of success. Remember what happened regarding the miner story in Virginia recently?

    Some journalist posted that all but one were rescued, everybody (including bloggers and the mainstream media) immediately jumped over themselves to repeat what was said and then a few hours later it turned out it was wrong. Funny, family of the victims blaming the government for that instead of the press.

    What’s most important about news is accuracy, not who’s first to break it. Even objectivity is secondary as long as there are enough facts to support the argument without using a Chewbacca defense.

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