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The hubbub around Technorati story caught me by surprise this week to stay the least. After all like all reporters I pick up the phone, and dail-for-news. Basically following tips with legwork. Sometimes it pans out, and most of the time I strike out. Still, the […]

The hubbub around Technorati story caught me by surprise this week to stay the least. After all like all reporters I pick up the phone, and dail-for-news. Basically following tips with legwork. Sometimes it pans out, and most of the time I strike out. Still, the news spread like wildfire through the blogsphere, and well generated unexpected press coverage. Matt Marshall over at San Jose Mercury News called me “tech-pundit.” Thanks Matt, but I ain’t no pundit. Never will be! Reporter, who is pretty thrilled with his full time gig at Business 2.0. Many email and asked, dude… when are you going to go pro?” I replied, guys I am a pro – a professional reporter who is also a blogger. That arrangement works quite well for me. As Andy Warhol said, everyone on this planet has their 15 minutes of fame. Thanks for writing and sending your comments., Real story is David Sifry, and his team. I just reported it. Anyway I have linked to some press clippings in case you folks were interested:

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  1. Charlie Sierra Thursday, August 26, 2004

    Congrats Om!

    And this part of your post had me ROTFLMAO,

    >”Many email and asked, dude… when are you going to go pro?” I replied, guys I am a pro – a professional reporter who is also a blogger. That arrangement works quite well for me.”

    As soon as I read that, my internal google (ie. synapses) pull up an image of the best damn news anchor on TV, Jon Stewart. I can just see him saying the same thing while sitting on a panel with the old guys from the big 3.

    Keep up the good work.

    PS. I wonder if anybody has ever asked Tony Hawk if he’s going pro? still laughing…

  2. Om,

    After your earlier post called Technorati an “RSS related company”, Wired news reported that “RSS Attracts Really Serious Money”.

    Problem is, Technorati doesn’t read RSS feeds as far as I can tell. They scrape the actual html. (Yes, they do publish some RSS feeds, but…)

    So to avoid further confusion, you might want to adopt a different kind of label to group companies like Technorati, Feedster, etc.

  3. Okay if we call you a Blundit?

  4. gabe point well taken. thanks for the pointer. Ross, you might have come up with a new word. hmmmm! congrats of social text funding, and charlie, you are as always “da money.” by the way educate me: what does ROTFLMAO really mean.

  5. ROTFLMAO: Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Ass Off

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