Phil Sim

Web, media, PR and… footy

Bits of Squash: Scoble ditches memeorandum

One of the reasons I haven’t posted much lately is I just haven’t had time for the big, long analytical posts that I like to write so I’m going to try something different – Bits of Squash. For those of you that know our MediaConnect sites, think of it as like a Web 2.0 Epitome on Amphetamines. Enough with the pre-amble, here’s the first edition of Bits of Squash…

Tech.memeorandum’s biggest advociate, the Scobleizer now thinks the memetracker makes him dumber so is going back to his RSS reader which apparently makes him smarter. Quick, pull the kids out of schools and give ’em NewsGator. Scoble doesn’t have Squash on his blogroll, so we find it hard to fathom is argument… In related news, Dave Winer hates the Snarks. Someone help me out with this. Is Snarkiness the new Web 2.0 word for debate?…

And in ANZAC Squash, Fairfax has bought a New Zealand classifieds site, Trade Me. Another example of big media sitting there thinking we can buy into this dot com stuff anytime we need to and then clean up when it’s really big, business. Better hope those edge models, don’t start working, boys… Stan Beer and Stuart Corner’s iTWire made it to the top of Digg with his Microsoft bagging Open Office story. The boys obviously need a bigger server because the Digg Effect appears to have sunk the ship for the moment at least…

Personal Squash… Dave Winer talks about “unconferences“. This is the direction we’re going with our September MediaConnect Forum. I’ve had it with lecturing. We’re big boys and girls, now, surely lectures are best left to the classroom…


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6 Responses

  1. desparoz says:

    Phil, will be interested to see how the unconference approach goes. I enjoyed Kickstart, but there were some aspects that I’d like to see a different approach taken on.

    As a presenter, I did actually get a lot of value out of the speed dating approach – more than I did the actual 5 minute presentation.



  2. Haarball says:

    I partly agree with Winer on snarkiness. There are tons of completely vacuous snarky websites that are getting way too much attention and “geek-cred”. I believe there is such a thing as intelligent snarkyness. Then again, maybe that makes it something else than snarky?

  3. Here, Here on the get rid of all lectures post graduate school!

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  5. Yo man, what;s the big deal about Scoble ditching memo that you had to post it here.. That’s the shittiest piece of popular news that I’ve seen around and everybody sucks upto him… We want Squash to be different dude!

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