Marketing people > media people

Posted by Ryan Jerz on Sunday December 16, 2007.

It’s another installment of the Reactionary Hurl, the series that makes useless comments about things you may or may not care one lick about. You are encouraged implored to take part by commenting, sending us tips, and spreading the word. Back from no-internet hell. This Hurl is all about Twitter, media vs. marketing and technology, “how to blog,” just doing it, and Dick Pound. Who doesn’t love Dick Pound?

  • Why Twitter matters. Leave it to LaPlante to find a link about Twitter. Maybe this is totally obvious, but Twitter is still in early-adoption phase. When I discuss it with people, they inevitably ask why people care about… The answer is, of course, that it is a very mobile, very flexible way of doing anything we’re already doing online. My friends list grew this week, and it offers a great read if nothing else. (David LaPlante)
  • Scripps might agree with me on why marketers are actually beating the tar out of news organizations. And how the hell does he score invites to these round tables? This might say more about me than it does about them, but when I finished my degree, the local news organizations had no interest/desire in talking to me about the future of media by offering jobs. They said they cared, but they didn’t match their words with any action. Marketing people, on the other hand, were clamoring to embrace the new technology that is out there. The result: at NCOT, we’ll be out-informationing the local news outlets when it comes to the state and its people while they wonder how they can catch up. Hmm. (RENO WIRE)
  • Some tips from an old-ass blogger. My take: strike #2 (things evolve, and blogging has evolved), do #7 or feel pain, and take note of #10 (I sense a new section emerging). Actually I post more links than I generate, but that doesn’t mean I’m humble. (Wired)
  • I know a person or two that should read this. I had never heard this rule, but it seems like it’s known all over—or Kottke maybe just found it, too. Either way, it’s interesting advice. Good luck convincing your boss of it. (Kottke)
  • Victor Conte Pounded. Sort of. This is actually SOP for doping agencies, as long as the dirtbag suppliers are game. After getting busted, the suppliers often meet with doping agencies to give them info on how to catch others. Presumably, this is because the suppliers are just good people. Great angle using The Odd Couple here. From my standpoint, the article is just so we can all throw the best name in sports the world out there one more time. (Steroid Nation)

And just to be clear, please read the initial Reactionary Hurl so you can understand the context.

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