Techdirt: Rolling Right Along

from the rolling-rolling-rolling dept

Over at SiliconBeat, Matt Marshall has an altogether too kind post about some of what's going on here at Techdirt, even revealing a few things we haven't yet discussed publicly. We'll have more details on these and a few other things in the coming weeks...


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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 2:05pm

    Good work TD!

    I look forward to all the new & stimulating articles posted to TechDirt every morning over my breakfast. good work TD!

     

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    Cober, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 2:36pm

    Hopefully...

    Well, the thing I like about Techdirt is you guys really "get it". So, the fact that you are getting more influence is a promising thing. Keep up the good fight!

     

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    dorpus, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 3:23pm

    The easy life

    It's fun to snipe at established players, but can techdirt handle responsibility of its own? Or will it keep its parasitic business model of copying news from other sources? If techdirt gets it wish and the "old media" goes down, then techdirt will go down too, starved of information. I don't see techdirt making any proactive moves in that direction.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 3:51pm

    Re: The easy life

    u r wrong techdirt will live whether there is other media or not techdirt just sites other sites to prove that what it is saying is not total BS like many other websites w00t techdirt

     

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    mike, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 4:21pm

    Re: The easy life

    I think you've mistaken what techdirt is...I see it more as an analyst than reporter.

     

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    dorpus, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 4:59pm

    Re: The easy life

    Really, so it's going to "analyze" other businesses by copying what other analysts say? This is what will keep it the one-upsmanship fringe player.

     

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    Chris, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 5:38pm

    Re: The easy life

    Well, we're all hoping that you'll go down with "Old Media" dorpus.

     

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    dorpus, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 6:09pm

    Re: The easy life

    I may sound harsh, but I say this all for techdirt's sake. I have no problems with techdirt being a slashdot wannabe site, but when it pretends to be something better, it is acting just like the dot-coms that are criticized on here every day. I'd want to see techdirt take many more structural improvements before I could agree with it being something better.

     

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    eskayp, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 7:00pm

    'dirt growth

    It's good to see a responsible site take off and grow.
    TechDirt has my congratulations and sympathy.
    Whether Mike & the crew survive the blessing and curse of that climbing curve on the chart will be interesting to behold.
    Onward and upward, guys.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 7:22pm

    trolling for attention...

    dorpus talks down about this site every chance he gets, yet he keeps coming back every few minutes to check if people have replied to his pointless comments... he has been as non-productive as that for at least the past 5 years now - go figure if he really has a point or is he is just trolling for attention.

     

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    Bob B, Feb 13th, 2006 @ 10:44pm

    Re: The easy life

    "I have no problems with techdirt being a slashdot wannabe site"

    Good grief let's hope not.. the last thing Techdirt needs is to cater to the whiney, teenage hax0r audience. We don't need another clone of that silliness, there's enough of it on the net already. I think Techdirt and it's community are doing just fine as it is, they're on the right track.

    However, it would be nice to see more stories with a social slant, like how technology impacts communities, and stories and viewpoints that drive the engine for social understanding and change, such as the current China/Google controversy that's been in the news these days. The reporting at Techdirt for that was excellent.

    A site should do much more than just report news. It should create it as well, and be a positive force for change for the better.

     

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    Sohrab, Feb 14th, 2006 @ 12:56am

    No Subject Given

    Congrads to you mike and Carlos and the other 2 guys :)

     

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    Mike (profile), Feb 14th, 2006 @ 2:15am

    Re: No Subject Given

    Congrads to you mike and Carlos and the other 2 guys :)

    Uh, thanks. But, to clarify we're a fair bit bigger than just the founding team these days (and Carlo wasn't a founder). :)

    Still, thanks for the kind words.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 14th, 2006 @ 10:02am

    Re: No Subject Given

    Mike didnt get the valentines he wanted to get today?

    Sheesh, it took the whole TD team to create the TD of today, not just one person.

    If the public sees TD as how it is represented to be, then that is just how TD represents itself as being (if it walks & quacks like a duck....)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 14th, 2006 @ 10:04am

    Re: No Subject Given

    Tone Misinterpreted In Half Of All Emails
    Contributed by Dennis (another TD staff) on Monday, February 13th, 2006 @ 03:58PM

     

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