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How the Scoble Show Stole Bill Gate’s Thunder

Gosh this is fun. Ok, so much for Windows Vista’s big debut today. It pales in comparison to the Scoble Show kafuffle.

Steve Rubel should be taking notes from Robert Scoble’s page as he eats humble pie and attempts to spin yesterday’s disaster into a success. While on the other hand it is a very good demonstration of how even an a-lister can be forced to kowtow to the mob rule.

What I’m talking about is Scoble’s post eating crow:

Truth is, I’m just as big a jerk for not linking to cool stuff as anyone else is. Yeah, yeah, I link up plenty enough. It’s easy to link to people who are smarter than me. Cooler than me. Better looking than me. Have better news judgment than me. Or, just have better access than me. That’s what my link blog is all about.

But, I had it all wrong and 162 comments is all the proof I needed.

I haven’t been looking for different ideas. Different blogs. New people who I don’t already know.

It’s a lot easier to link to Engadget or Dave Winer or Shelley Powers instead of trying to find someone who has a new idea, new way of saying the same old, same old.

I’m running through the blogs right now that were posted to that thread and there are some really interesting people there.

Thank you so much. My life is a lot richer today. That, in the end, is all that really matters. Watch my link blog expand…

Somehow I wonder. Had Robert been reading the Bloke more often he would have figured it out a long time ago and saved himself the trouble.

Nevertheless well done Robert and, umm… so when you mentioned about linking to others you were thinking of the Bloke. Right?


… tick … tock … tick … tock … tick … tock …


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Written January 30th, 2007 by | 1 Comment | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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  1. Hope you weren’t holding your breath Bloke. If anything your post proves one thing. The only way to get a link from these a-holes is to be in business with them or seriously suck up.

    And getting a link from a so-called link blog (i.e. a link farm) instead of the real blog is useless. It probably offers no pagerank value and who’s gonna waste time looking through a bunch of links anyhow.

    It’s meaningless much like their word.

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