Weekly Recap 051608: Duncan Riley ‘Likes’ FriendFeed

The week that was…

The awards for some of my blogger comrades just keep coming…Eric Berlin, of the Online Media Cultist, was named by The Industry Standard to its Top 25 B-to-Z List Blogs…the list covers blogs that have not yet achieved A-List status, but that readers should be following…Colin Walker was honored with placement in Guy Kawasaki’s Alltop list for social media…and whoa, check out his placement there, it’s pretty high..congrats to both Eric and Colin…


Blogger disclosure got a good airing this week…in this case, “disclosure” means bloggers should reveal any conflicts of interest they have in the companies they cover, or even avoid covering those companies altogether…in discussing Michael Arrington’s conflicts of interest, Wired managed to use the tag “ButtMunch” for its blog post…I mean, they could have been a little more clever…”ButtCrunch“….

Michael Arrington, Fred Wilson, plenty of others….I’ve got no beef with them blogging about their investments…we’re talking blogs for goodness sakes…and obviously something was notable about the companies to make them invest, so it’s no surprise they write favorably about their companies…Wired does make a valid point about crossing the line from blogging to journalism, but not to the point of stopping the Washington Post from running TechCrunch stories on its website…

One conflict of interest that I’ve never been able to resolve for newspapers is the political endorsements…you come out in favor of a given candidate, what should readers expect when they read your campaign coverage?


Duncan Riley, recently of TechCrunch and now writing The Inquisitr, seems to have turned around when it comes to FriendFeed…back in March on TechCrunch, he wrote FriendFeed Is This Years Twitter, But Why?, where he wondered what all the fuss was about…on his personal blog he later wrote FriendFeed = More Hyped Yawn

Well, this week he ran a couple pieces that reflected a change of heart…on Monday, there was a post on The Inquisitr in which he asked Louis Gray to explain what’s great about FriendFeed…later, in The Inquisitr Update: One Week In, he noted that he’s added inline support for FriendFeed commenting to his blog…heck, he even added a comment to something I shared on FriendFeed…yes, interacting with us little folks, which is a great part of FriendFeed…

Louis Gray has a nice blog post up describing in more detail the dust-up he had with Duncan Riley over FriendFeed…check that out to get a full measure of how far Duncan Riley has come in terms of FriendFeed…


Have you read Robin Cannon’s blog, Fog of Eternity?…lots of good posts there….my favorite line from a post today, Can’t Get Off the Blog Merry-Go-Round:

Downtime is vital though. Even if we enjoy blogging it’s still important that we get time off. Otherwise we burn out, the quality of our posts decreases, and we offer less value to our visitors.

Also, some really good, helpful posts analyzing traffic to his blog, like this one…check Fog of Eternity out sometime…


See this item on FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/e/31dcb3bb-df74-8dd1-7081-183a366d10a3


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3 Responses to Weekly Recap 051608: Duncan Riley ‘Likes’ FriendFeed

  1. Allen Taylor says:

    Nice writing. You are on my RSS reader now so I can read more from you down the road.

    Allen Taylor

  2. Colin Walker says:

    Thanks Hutch, although I don’t think that placement is really an issue at alltop. I agree that Robin has become a must read – great stuff there.

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