Signs of the times…
Monday, January 16th, 2006
Finally, some folks in Boston just raised $6 million to fund a business based on the premises that a) the blogospheres aren’t optimally social b) blogging tools aren’t easy enough to use and b) good bloggers deserve money (or maybe frequent flyer points?) The powerpoint bulletpoints, blunt, greed-provoking and flattering to the viewer’s sense of brilliance and omniscience, almost write themselves.
(OK, call me a purist, but how ’bout a quick flag to the NYT’s ombudsman: the Boston Globe, New York Times-owned newspaper, managed to quote “entrepreneur” John Battelle without mentioning that he runs a company funded by the New York Times that is vaguely competitive with the company being profiled. A couple of months ago, NYT’s editorial page ran a column by Battelle arguing that the Internet boom isn’t a bubble this time; a mention of the seemingly pertinent entwinement of writer and publisher’s financial interests was omitted that time also.)