Search Content


Content Categories



Is This a Sign of an Ego Clash Among Tech Bloggers

Is this a sign of an ego clash among high profile tech bloggers. I hope that's not true but if the answer is yes, we could be missing lot of important tech news just because another rival A-list blog had the scoop. David Sifry, the famous founder of Technorati Blog search tool, yesterday launched the first public version of his new venture – OffBeat Guides. These are personalized travel guides (in PDF) about places that are in your travel itinerary.

So if your planning a trip to New York, simply enter the city name, the hotel you are planning to stay and what you get is a ready-to-print PDF booklet with lot of useful information about that place plus notes written by professional travel writers. See example.

david sifry

Now unlike most other product launches where PR agents send all the pre-launch information to bloggers (under embargo), OffBeat Guides were launched at the SIME conference in Sweden and TechCrunch was the first blog to publish this news.

techmeme offbeat guides

What surprised me here was that none of the other popular tech blogs cared to share that news on their own blogs.

The above illustrations includes three snapshots from Techmeme taken at different periods– the TechCrunch story hit the front page at around 10:30 but was out by 16:00 hours since there were no takers - i.e., no other blogs cared to talk about OffBeatGuides.com even though that story was probably worth a mention.

So is this some indication of an ego clash among high profile bloggers. I hope that’s not true but if the answer is yes, we could be missing lot of important tech news just because another "rival" blog had the scoop.

Picture credit: Sifry.

Related posts:

  1. The Unnecessary Complex Design of Google Blogs Search
  2. Tech Blogs Booming, Silicon Valley Media is Bursting
  3. The Difference Between Yahoo! and Google - Bloggers Love G

 

Is This a Sign of an Ego Clash Among Tech Bloggers - Digital Inspiration


Related Client Manager Software Articles

Aurora: Designing the Mobile Experience


While we were designing Aurora, we thought about how the experience would scale and translate across multiple devices. For the mobile scenarios, we had to design something that would work on a multi-touch enabled mobile...

Read more about Aurora: Designing the Mobile Experience...

Social Media Marketing Takes Three Dimensional Thi


Social media marketing is a good old fashioned off shoot of offline networking. However, we often forget those skills and tricks in our online social media strategies. Your goal should be to create remarkable, extraordinary, and memorable...

Read more about Social Media Marketing Takes Three Dimensional Thinking...