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by Mike Masnick




Forbes Picks Techdirt As Best Tech Blog

from the gee,-thanks.--it's-an-honor-just-being-nominated... dept

Forbes today came out with their list of five best tech blogs and right in there at number 2 is Techdirt (following, of course, Slashdot). There's a poll where you can vote, which will (of course) be overwhelmed by Slashdotters, but that's okay. As the Techdirt blurb (very nicely) points out, "when the programmers are reading Slashdot, their bosses are reading Techdirt." Anyway, in all honesty, all five of the blogs on the list are quite good, and deserve some votes - as do any number of great technology blogs that didn't make the list.

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  • identicon
    wonko, 14 Mar 2003 @ 10:26am

    Hooray!

    Congratulations, Mike!

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    Anonymous Coward, 14 Mar 2003 @ 10:30am

    Congratulations from the site troll

    I'm usually on here protesting against Mike's sometimes long-winded editorials, but I have to offer a bit of grudging respect over being named in a top business book like Forbes -- RESPECT

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    Chris, 14 Mar 2003 @ 10:52am

    No Subject Given

    Congrats Mike. And those of us that have been here for a while can bask in glory of having found you first, to be followed immediately by the complaining that you've sold out to the man ;)

    Now if I can just get Forbes to recognize me as the best blog by a guy who shares a name with a celebrity...

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    Tom, 14 Mar 2003 @ 10:54am

    Congratulations

    Congratulations for a job well done.

    -longtime reader

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    mgallagher, 14 Mar 2003 @ 11:00am

    Damn Straight!

    Just goes to show what can happen when people do smart things in creative ways.

    Congratulations!

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    Joe Schmoe, 14 Mar 2003 @ 11:25am

    Congratulations...

    Congratulations Mike!

    But may a pox befall whoever put that article together. Auto loading pages that forward to the next before you can finish reading, a "stop" that does not stay in effect when you manually advance to the next. And "that" was only accomplished after loading the subpage of the article a second time (after the first launched itself into a survey / ad page that took you away from the story). Garrrrrrrrrrr!

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    Duffman, 14 Mar 2003 @ 12:06pm

    Whoo hoo!

    Good job, Mike! Techdirt's stuck quite firmly as one of my daily stops, always interesting, always fun.

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    aReader, 14 Mar 2003 @ 12:58pm

    No Subject Given

    Congratulaions Mike!

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    dsg, 14 Mar 2003 @ 1:25pm

    Congrats...

    ...and keep it coming

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    AC, 14 Mar 2003 @ 2:06pm

    Insult?

    I originally read "when the programmers are reading Slashdot, their bosses are reading Techdirt" as a kind of an insult (suggesting that it is more posing and marketing than useful information), but reading the article, it seems that they suggest that techdirt gives a more general view of the IT industry, instead of focusing on specific software or news. If so, great! Congrats to Mike for the hard work.

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    Michael M, 14 Mar 2003 @ 2:32pm

    No Subject Given

    Congratulations! I've long though TechDirt was one of the great unsung weblogs - now I guess it's been sung. :)

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    Dmitry, 14 Mar 2003 @ 2:35pm

    Go Techdirt!

    Congrats Mike, really glad to hear.

    My favorite places on the net in no specific order

    Bluewsnews
    Techdirt
    Slashdot
    Drudgereport

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    dorpus, 14 Mar 2003 @ 5:34pm

    Can he keep it up?

    Can Mike keep his anti-establishment tone, or if he is a mere mortal, will the site become shallower, more dumbed down, to appeal to a wider audience? Like many an enterprise, they start out as places of anti-establishment originality, then become more complacent and hypocritical when they succeed.

    It's unlikely that Mike will write any anti-Forbes articles now, and before long, he may start writing about the virtues of a flat tax. When/if he gets funding to expand the site, perhaps it will have more product endorsements, cheesey flash graphics, sugary buzzwords like "positive thinking".

    But, I am not sure.

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      LittleW0lf, 15 Mar 2003 @ 10:19am

      Re: Can he keep it up?

      Can Mike keep his anti-establishment tone, or if he is a mere mortal, will the site become shallower, more dumbed down, to appeal to a wider audience?

      So it will appeal more to you, God I hope not.

      Keep up the good work Mike.

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    rainblk, 14 Mar 2003 @ 6:06pm

    Sorry for the delay


    Yeah Mike ! Sorry for the delay in posting your congratulations... I have one of those "no posting from work " jobs.. but I agree with Chris to the max. Basking in your reflected glory has made me look good to my boss more than once. Thank you for such a great job in choosing your stories.

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    mhh5, 15 Mar 2003 @ 12:26am

    congrats!

    neato!

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Mar 2003 @ 3:35am

    No Subject Given

    hey, kewl.

    i read your blog every day and think its one of the best pages i visit. you deserve the praise for your efforts. well done :)

    SatArC
    ;p

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Mar 2003 @ 10:47am

    Forbs???

    I can all ready hear the clue floor dropping about
    20 IQ points.

    Remember, there's good press and there's bad press. Only when you're not getting *any* press is all press good press.

    Sort'a like sex... you want to be selective... if you can... If you can't, to quote Dennis Hopper, fsck anything the moves.

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    brian, 17 Mar 2003 @ 6:33am

    Congrats...

    Congrats Mike. This is well deserved props. You should ask if you can use that tag-line about the bosses reading techdirt. Actually that kinda sounds like your writing... hmmm ;-)

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    MLO, 17 Mar 2003 @ 7:25am

    Well Deserved

    Techdirt is my first stop of the day in my daily tech news scrounging. If I could, I'd make it my only stop. Keep up the good work!!

    MLO

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    No Got, 17 Mar 2003 @ 10:58am

    ...

    First, congratulations Mike! You have certainly earned the recognition.
    Second, it's unbelievable that Kuro5hin.org has made a list of anything remotely positive, what with its hoardes of impossibly sanctimoneous and inhumanly boring readers. While it is reassuring to have Kuro5hin around in order to give these people an outlet and to avoid having them pollute anything remotely interesting on the web, its inclusion in this list of TECH weblogs cheapens the entire thing. At least the equally self-important Slashdot sheep have the first clue of what is actually what. If there is a more boring web site than Kuro5hin on the internet, it will surely collapse under its own immense gravity.

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    Todd, 17 Mar 2003 @ 3:13pm

    Congrats!

    Mike, I can remember when Techdirt was just a twinkle in your eye....

    Great job and congratulations!

    Todd

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    sm, 17 Mar 2003 @ 7:29pm

    well done

    Congratulations, good to see your fine work recognised...

    Sean...

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