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Bloggers can’t keep secrets

This article on Marketwatch’s Internet Daily is a bit of a giggle. You’ve probably read a few posts out there already about the possibility that Ask Jeeves may buy Bloglines. Well, this column covers the story, saying that,

If and when Ask Jeeves does say it has acquired the free Weblog and directory service, and its database, investors, and the media may be difficult to excite. Secret’s out of the bag - thanks to blogs.

Oh those ’blogger fiends! And to cap it all, some of them use rude words:

Bloglines users like Russell Beattie, a so-called “A“ List blogger, had a vulgar four word warning to Ask Jeeves not to change the service. “I use it constantly and incessantly and if it went away or was changed drastically, I would be very unhappy,“ he wrote.

The author of this splendid bit o’ work then goes on to write this:

Some bloggers are almost proud of making a mistake. It gives them a chance to make a correction and appear oh, so humble and honest.

Journalists never mis-quote or make mistakes of course.

It’s difficult to see where the author is coming from in this piece. The odd sentence here and there, coupled with the story’s typically overblown and sensationalist headline, mean that the overall tone is pretty stinky. Yet there’s little in the way of editorial or analysis, and Barnako ends his piece with a paragraph urging readers to visit — what else? — his weblog. Ahem.

Comments

  1. “I use it constantly and incessantly and if it went away or was changed drastically, I would be very unhappy“

    I feel the same way about using that vulgar word ;-)Colin Pretorius#
  2. He said "please". That makes it polite, not vulgar, doesn't it?

    -richRichard Schwartz#

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