Scoble On the Rampage

Posted on January 28, 2007
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There’s an interesting debate heating up over at the Scobleizer. Scoble took some people (Engadget specifically) to task for not linking to him on his scoop about the new Intel fab and technology, choosing instead to link to the New York Times story of the same. On the one hand, it’s hard to feel sorry for huge-name bloggers not getting linked to enough for their tastes. On the other, I think his basic point is valid. He does appear to have info directly from Intel in his video no one else does which ought to make him a primary source in this story. There is something a little odd about bloggers choosing not to support other bloggers and instead give all their link love to organizations that hate them and do nothing but deny the value of blogging as a pursuit.

I like Robert and the one time I met him he was really cool and nice to me. I wish I could have seen him again at Converge South, but I blew that. In the last week or two I just subscribed to the Scoble Show, starting around the time he was posting the John Edwards videos. I haven’t watched any of them yet, but they are downloaded. Because of the differing consumption mode, I’m mostly caught up on my audio podcasts but nine full months behind on my video podcasts. I can listen to the audio all day at work and during my commute but the video can only be watched at certain times. On days when I eat at my desk, I typically watch videos then but I have to do the “Work safe” ones, so some of them end up getting turned off in the middle. I was actually hesitant to add another video podcast to my list of ones I’m not watching in a timely manner, but what the hey. Scoble, you’re in. When my external drive gets filled, though, a day of reckoning will come.

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  1. Andrew Herron on January 28th, 2007 7:36 pm

    You’ll fill up that drive pretty fast, he releases plenty of videos a week and so far they’re all in HD – easily 200mb for 40min :)

    I’m a bit behind on them myself and I usually go through once a week and delete ones I don’t think will be interest me based on the description.

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  3. PJ Cabrera on January 30th, 2007 12:37 am

    Wow, petty bickering among A-list bloggers! Who knew?!?

    My God, what a cry baby! “Mommy, the big blogging site didn’t link to my story! That’s so unfair!”

    I have no sympathy nor patience for Scoble, so I’ll stop my comment there.

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  5. dave on January 30th, 2007 11:32 pm

    PJ, so when Scoble notices something like this, he can’t post about it? The last time I took him to task was when he was telling people subjects he thought were ridiculous to blog about. Being consistent, I don’t see any reason to tell him why he can’t talk on that topic.

    He seems to have pissed off a lot of people, but really I don’t see why. He’s getting flack for not linking out to other people enough since he’s complaining, but he’s linked to me several times.

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  7. PJ Cabrera on February 1st, 2007 11:07 pm

    Dave, Scoble can post whatever he wants. That’s not my point, if ever I had one.

    My comment simply meant this: I can’t stand the guy. So I see everything he says or does as a big act. “My content is better, they should have linked to me, me, ME. And I’ll throw a fit about it.”

    I don’t think he “noticed” anything. You make it sound like there’s some hidden agenda. Nobody owes anyone link love, even if someone feels they have content worth linking to. When you get link love, you are grateful and show it. When you don’t, you try harder next time.

    To get all pissy about the issue, in my opinion, simply shows how big a head Scoble has.

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  9. dave on February 1st, 2007 11:40 pm

    PJ, the news came out that there is a new kind of chip manufacturing technology, he had the footage of it. That seems worthy of a link or three.

    I can tell you have a hard off for the guy. I don’t agree but I have plenty of them for people and things everyone else seems to love.