Last post on the TUAW linking issue

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I have received a lot of comments on the post I made yesterday that depicted what appeared to be a case of TUAW changing the source on one of their posts. The TUAW blogger who made that post has commented on this blog and in a personal email that their post was never changed, and the appearance that it was changed is due to an error on either Blogniscient or Technorati. I believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt so I am going to believe that they did not do what it appears they did. Interestingly, the founder of Blogniscient also left a comment and after verifying that what I blogged about seems accurate on the surface he could not rule out an error by either Blogniscient or Technorati. I am choosing to put this whole thing behind me and get back to blogging about mobile tech, which is the whole purpose of this blog. So, TUAW (and Jason Calacanis), I apologize if I jumped to conclusions but you must admit the possibility that Blogniscient or Technorati can create an error of perception such as this is very disturbing indeed.

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Scott McNulty

It is very disturbing that these services can create such errors as this, though I am at a loss as to how we (as bloggers) can fight that. We attributed our source correctly in this case, and third parties presented it in a manner that made it look quite the opposite.

I suppose this is all part of the growing pains of Web 2.0 (though I hate that phrase).

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