Looks like blogs and journalism are coming together …finally. CBS Marketwatch Frank Barnako picked up my post on Cometa for his Internet Daily column. No linkback, but this is a promising development for all bloggers who break news. I have linked to the cached version of the piece.
Google eyes Microsoft desktop, with echoes of Netscape: “‘Cometa’s failure is proof that the wholesale model is not going to work,’ said Om Malik, author of ‘Broadbandits: Inside the $750 billion telecom heist.’ On his Web log, Malik wrote, ‘it seems McDonald’s decision forced some venture capitalists to scale back and not finance Cometa.’ McDonald’s decided to make a Wi-Fi deal with Wayport Inc. instead.”
Blogs provide a filter between PR professionals and journalists. Reporters have been increasingly overwhelmed by pitches. They don’t open their emails or answer the phone a lot of the time. Some of the more savvy journalists are looking at the web as a filter.