Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Blogosphere News Flash

The following is a tip of the hat to blogosphere groupthink and to the power of Word of Mouth online:

The big piece of news this week is that Om Malik quit Business 2.0 to develop his mega popular tech blog GigaOm. He accepted funding from a VC and was set to announce his new gig on GigaOm at the end of the month. But, guess what, the blogosphere broke the story before he did! Valleywag, a tech gossip rag, posted an internal email from editor Josh Quittner announcing his departure.
A day later, the story was all over the blogosphere and Om’s blog broke the 5,000 rank on Alexa. That means he had between 20,000 and 80,000 views per day.

Well, I’ve read Om’s blog for a good six months now and it is generally interesting, though not as informative as it could be. He has a unique and informed opinion on complex technology related topics. With a good chunk of change to fund a daily life of GigaOm, I imagine the content will become fuller and more interesting.

We’ll wait and see…and so will all the other blog writers. Then we’ll all write a similar story about it’s progress.


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