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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dorpus says:

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.

dorpus says:

Re: Re: Re:2 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.

Bob B says:

Re: Re: Re:3 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.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: 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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