Techdirt vs. Wired and Slashdot

from the interesting-day dept

So, the mention of Techdirt in Wired has turned this into a slightly more interesting day. A bit more traffic than usual. Anyway, a few notes in response to the article, and some of the mail I've gotten. (1) In response to Wired claiming we are "less successful" than Slashdot, that depends on how you define success. I'm pretty happy with the folks who read Techdirt on a regular basis, and don't need hoards of folks shouting each other down. (2) In response to questions I've gotten on how Techdirt is different than Slashdot. The focus of Techdirt is more on the business side of the aisle. Most of the folks involved in the site are business folks who work in the internet industry, and felt that Slashdot was a little too techie/Linux focused for our taste. That's all... back to your regularly programmed day.

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  1. identicon
    Wonko the Sane, Aug 26th, 1999 @ 5:38pm


    Congratulations, Techdirt. I envy you with a passion now. :)

    Enjoy the extra traffic...

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    Mischa, Aug 26th, 1999 @ 7:45pm

    slashdot has lost it...

    i used to really really really enjoy slashdot, but for the last 3 + months ive seen a decrease in service. stories appear elsewhere first, the stories are lamer. its not news for nerds anymore, its news about linux and maybe some other stuff to. i like techdirt.

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  3. identicon
    drwiii, Aug 26th, 1999 @ 9:11pm

    Don't sweat it

    I've only been looking around your site for about 3 minutes, and I already like what I see. I'll be sure to stop back.

    A couple of friends and myself are getting ready to launch a community site of our own, and we're curreny beta testing our custom-written site engine at the URL above (no, it's not slash). In my eyes, Slashdot's claim to fame is that it brought back the spirit that made BBSing so fun.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Mark Baker, Aug 26th, 1999 @ 10:03pm

    The good old days...

    Yup yup yup, I remember when posts from Mike and Prash would arrive and nobody would comment on them ... ah, the good old days. 8-)


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  5. identicon
    GC, Aug 27th, 1999 @ 4:35am

    Wow - It's slashdot

    First time I found your site, via the Wired article that I linked through from Slashdot.

    You'll be pleased to hear that I've bookmarked it.

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  6. identicon
    Secret Agent, Aug 27th, 1999 @ 5:12am

    Re: Wow - It's slashdot

    me too.


    yep that was lame


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  7. identicon
    Ratface, Aug 27th, 1999 @ 6:35am

    Congrats on the exposure

    This seems like a great site. I've always liked the /. model and it's good to find another site with a different slant.

    Now, if I could just work out how to configure a Jennicam slashbox...

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