Mike Torres has a blog post entitled A-listers don't always "get it" where he writes
It used to be fun watching the "A-list" bloggers discover the obvious things that folks outside the U.S., little kids, and even big companies have been tracking for months; sometimes years. It was hilarious when they first discovered YouTube or MySpace, and it's even funnier to see them all up in a tizzy about Facebook now like it's a new thing.
It's as if they don't realize they're the ones who have been missing from the scene, not the other way around. It's just so uninteresting. Ah well. Unsubscribed!
After seeing the various posts about Facebook over the weekend, I think it is now safe to say that a lot of the popular technology bloggers aren’t just often behind the current trends on the Web, but actually don’t even know how to use the software when they do find out about it because they are too out of touch with how the Internet generation actually thinks. Reading stuff like Om Malik's Why do we have Facebook Fatigue? is like watching your dad struggle with the TiVo you gave him for Christmas because he’s overwhelmed by “all the stuff it records”.
Recently I wondered why I now only skim the headlines of blogs like Mike Arrington, Robert Scoble and Richard MacManus every couple of days instead of reading them regularly like most of the feeds in my subscription list. I realized that I don’t get much out of them. If I want to find interesting commentary and links about Web technology I read folks like Sam Ruby, Stefan Tilkov and Jeff Atwood. If I want interesting discussions on rising social trends on the Web I’ll read Danah Boyd or Anil Dash. If I want to hear about the latest multi-million dollar software acquisition, I skim the headlines at TechMeme.
Besides geeking about Websites everyone heard about a year ago, the only things I’ve learned from the A-list blog crowd recently is that the founder of Digg has launched a knock-off of Twitter and that a guy who built a knock-off of Digg while he was at AOL has gotten millions in funding to implement the dumbest search engine idea I’ve heard this decade. Yeah, useful stuff.
Reading the kind of popular technology blogs you see on TechMeme and expecting to get insight about what’s going on on the Web is like reading the blog of a factory foreman at a television set factory and expecting to get insight on popular prime time TV shows in Japan. You’re looking in the wroooong place...
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