Tara Hunt smackdown in Wall Street Journal

Tara Hunt smacks me down in the Wall Street Journal in an article about the microblogging service that shall not be named around Maryam.

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Robert Scoble

As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books ("The Age of Context," a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, has been released at http://amzn.to/AgeOfContext ), YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people. Best place to watch me is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble

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  1. What happens if we mention “the microblogging service that shall not be named around Maryam.”

  2. What happens if we mention “the microblogging service that shall not be named around Maryam.”

  3. Ohmigawd, pox on the WSJ for 1999-style dot.com post-ups. The recipe: Latest craze, hype up beyond all reason, toss in some naysayers, for “balance”, spit out some quotes, microwave enough heat into it to fill up an article. Stir and serve, Wired journalism style ’96 to present.

    Still amazing after all of SXSW, only thing the techies are talking about is Twitter, well some are sucking their airheady anti-development Lefty green thumbs. Go solar power, go. Carbon Offset Fund Managers, ahoy.

  4. Ohmigawd, pox on the WSJ for 1999-style dot.com post-ups. The recipe: Latest craze, hype up beyond all reason, toss in some naysayers, for “balance”, spit out some quotes, microwave enough heat into it to fill up an article. Stir and serve, Wired journalism style ’96 to present.

    Still amazing after all of SXSW, only thing the techies are talking about is Twitter, well some are sucking their airheady anti-development Lefty green thumbs. Go solar power, go. Carbon Offset Fund Managers, ahoy.

  5. Natural anti-hype from WSJ, but you cannot complain about a service that has a tap (fawcett for you USA’s) that can open and close the info. I am still figuring out whether I should post what I am doing now if it is inane and boring, but I will find my own level in the end. Natural selection at its best.

  6. Natural anti-hype from WSJ, but you cannot complain about a service that has a tap (fawcett for you USA’s) that can open and close the info. I am still figuring out whether I should post what I am doing now if it is inane and boring, but I will find my own level in the end. Natural selection at its best.

  7. SilentScoble? You’ve got to be kidding! LOL

    “high-profile members recently, including former Microsoft Corp. blogger Robert Scoble”

    Robert, how does it feel continuing to have people refer to you as a “former Microsoft blogger” instead of recognizing you’ve worked for PodTech for what nine months now?

  8. SilentScoble? You’ve got to be kidding! LOL

    “high-profile members recently, including former Microsoft Corp. blogger Robert Scoble”

    Robert, how does it feel continuing to have people refer to you as a “former Microsoft blogger” instead of recognizing you’ve worked for PodTech for what nine months now?

  9. @10 “Robert, how does it feel continuing to have people refer to you as a “former Microsoft blogger” instead of recognizing you’ve worked for PodTech for what nine months now?”

    Maybe because no one outside of his little tech world recognizes it? Just a theory.

  10. @10 “Robert, how does it feel continuing to have people refer to you as a “former Microsoft blogger” instead of recognizing you’ve worked for PodTech for what nine months now?”

    Maybe because no one outside of his little tech world recognizes it? Just a theory.

  11. Hey Robert,

    Seriously, the journalist twisted my words out of context. I haven’t unsubscribed from you, and I merely said that your view of twitter differs from mine and that I got annoyed with it (which he saw in my public twitter stream). But I should have known better: journalists rarely tell the actual story and end up sensationalizing parts of the story for hyperbolized glory. Perhaps it sells more papers, but I think it does the readers an injustice.

    Sorry it got twisted that way. I continue to rail against all this talk about hype and competitions for followers, but only because I hope that you will, someday, understand the reason that it has brought value to many of us early twitterers lives.

  12. Hey Robert,

    Seriously, the journalist twisted my words out of context. I haven’t unsubscribed from you, and I merely said that your view of twitter differs from mine and that I got annoyed with it (which he saw in my public twitter stream). But I should have known better: journalists rarely tell the actual story and end up sensationalizing parts of the story for hyperbolized glory. Perhaps it sells more papers, but I think it does the readers an injustice.

    Sorry it got twisted that way. I continue to rail against all this talk about hype and competitions for followers, but only because I hope that you will, someday, understand the reason that it has brought value to many of us early twitterers lives.

  13. Tara: what’s ironic is for the past week I’ve been using it to communicate a stream of consiousness with my readers. You just focused on one aspect of what I was trying to do (which was learn what Twitter life with thousands of followers and friends would be like).

    But, no harm, no foul.

  14. Tara: what’s ironic is for the past week I’ve been using it to communicate a stream of consiousness with my readers. You just focused on one aspect of what I was trying to do (which was learn what Twitter life with thousands of followers and friends would be like).

    But, no harm, no foul.

  15. Munir: I’ve read dozens of people “hating” Twitter cause it’s lame, stupid, etc.

    So, I just put that together as a trend and said that it’s fashionable to hate Twitter. IE, it’s the new black.

  16. Munir: I’ve read dozens of people “hating” Twitter cause it’s lame, stupid, etc.

    So, I just put that together as a trend and said that it’s fashionable to hate Twitter. IE, it’s the new black.

  17. You can get free access to those Wall Street Journal articles with a netpass plugin from: http://news.congoo.com

    They had this on CNBC last week and i thought it was a good tip…of course anything free is good to me :)

  18. You can get free access to those Wall Street Journal articles with a netpass plugin from: http://news.congoo.com

    They had this on CNBC last week and i thought it was a good tip…of course anything free is good to me :)