New shiny things…

Dave Slusher says he unsubscribed from my blog and is getting off the hunt for new shiny things.

I guess he will definitely want to stay away from my link blog, then. I read hundreds of blogs looking for the best blog posts out there and put them on my link blog. Often those are posts about “new shiny things.”

Latest shiny thing post? Lifehacker has 10 cool things for Gmail.

Interesting to see the anti-shiny-thing backlash, though. Don’t know what I should do about it. Maybe I should write about printing presses. Antiques. Railroads. Or corded telephones. Or dead-tree media.

Nah…

65 thoughts on “New shiny things…

  1. Even if bill gates starts blogging on wordpress, people would not care. Get a life, do something, dont just sit there reading 9^9^9 blogs every single day. It’s a waste. What good is all this to the community. Any community. Really, last 100 posts of urs? 1000? Told us something we didnt know? (apart from how many people you know and how international ur facebook app is?)

  2. Even if bill gates starts blogging on wordpress, people would not care. Get a life, do something, dont just sit there reading 9^9^9 blogs every single day. It’s a waste. What good is all this to the community. Any community. Really, last 100 posts of urs? 1000? Told us something we didnt know? (apart from how many people you know and how international ur facebook app is?)

  3. It looks like you have lots of ‘shiny’ things but since they’re too many you can’t figure out which one to handle first. We’re all guilty of that. My advice: first things first.

  4. It looks like you have lots of ‘shiny’ things but since they’re too many you can’t figure out which one to handle first. We’re all guilty of that. My advice: first things first.

  5. I think that the real point is that there are constantly new shiny things coming out, but only like 1% of them really make a difference. Perhaps all you need to do is just mention them, but not rave about them unless you’re TRULY excited about them. And, even if you do, just be careful how your rave about them. That’ll probably keep your audience happy. Of course, you’ve got to decide who you’re blogging for – you? Or your audience? The answer should probably be both, but that’s a little bit of a cop-out. I think you should blog for you, otherwise you just become an old-media journalist in a new-media suit.

  6. I think that the real point is that there are constantly new shiny things coming out, but only like 1% of them really make a difference. Perhaps all you need to do is just mention them, but not rave about them unless you’re TRULY excited about them. And, even if you do, just be careful how your rave about them. That’ll probably keep your audience happy. Of course, you’ve got to decide who you’re blogging for – you? Or your audience? The answer should probably be both, but that’s a little bit of a cop-out. I think you should blog for you, otherwise you just become an old-media journalist in a new-media suit.

  7. “your company info. Right.”

    You know Scoble, I had a good long night to think about this.
    Today Mattieu Girard, our on call employee IM’d me and informed me that he left his long term position at Copernic Desktop search in Ste. Foy Quebec, and he is coming back to BeerCo for a 1 year contract, if we can get it fast enough for him.

    I thought, hmmmm, this would be perfect for your audience. Copernic is the leading Desktop Search Engine ever made for Windows, and Mathieu worked there for a long time. He is a real pro. He had some differences with them and now one of the best web, desktop and embedded systems programmers is up for grabs for a 1 year value added contract.
    Having him work on your project at our rates is like having a winning lotto ticket for business. More info at my “comment by Chris” link under this text in the news section. Act now or lose his service for an undefined period of time.
    Thanks! Sincerely.

  8. “your company info. Right.”

    You know Scoble, I had a good long night to think about this.
    Today Mattieu Girard, our on call employee IM’d me and informed me that he left his long term position at Copernic Desktop search in Ste. Foy Quebec, and he is coming back to BeerCo for a 1 year contract, if we can get it fast enough for him.

    I thought, hmmmm, this would be perfect for your audience. Copernic is the leading Desktop Search Engine ever made for Windows, and Mathieu worked there for a long time. He is a real pro. He had some differences with them and now one of the best web, desktop and embedded systems programmers is up for grabs for a 1 year value added contract.
    Having him work on your project at our rates is like having a winning lotto ticket for business. More info at my “comment by Chris” link under this text in the news section. Act now or lose his service for an undefined period of time.
    Thanks! Sincerely.

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