For whatever reason, a bunch of things have happened very recently that either bug me or are just the latest in a series of things that have been bugging me. Since this is a blog, I waste your time by pointing them out.

That is all for now.

Posted by jzawodn at February 18, 2004 08:10 PM

Reader Comments
# Patrick Berry said:

When I saw how the new search was integrated to the my yahoo module, I thought it was really cool. I mean, it's no NNW or Bloglines...but it's nice to see on my yahoo page when I hit it 5-6 times a day. I'm sure it's uptake rate will speak for it quite well inside of Yahoo.

on February 18, 2004 08:45 PM
# Arcterex said:

What am I supposed to see when I click on the RSS link you posted? I see something about members only?

Personally I think that yahoo is offering competition to google, though the interfaces, colors and functionality are virtually identical. The rss feeds are the exception though, and it looks like they kick ass :)

on February 18, 2004 10:01 PM
# Bill said:

What is Eric Raymond's "crap" and what is it really?

on February 18, 2004 10:19 PM
# JJ said:

If google and yahoo are shitty, then what is Winer's own company?

on February 18, 2004 11:16 PM
# david said:

A single piece of prolific thought sprung to mind from this post.

"Where there is postive, there will be negative. The negative cannot live without the postive, and the positive strive to improve from the negative."

on February 18, 2004 11:42 PM
# Dominik said:

Yahoo and Google are "shitty" companies! Yea and Microsoft too. And how needs internet anyway :)

on February 19, 2004 12:47 AM
# Alex said:

So what do you think of this search engine start-up called Dipsie?

on February 19, 2004 12:53 AM
# Mike said:

Dave knows shitty companies, he use to run one.

on February 19, 2004 04:39 AM
# brandt said:

Z, you obviously haven't heard about Kentucky's Ben Chandler, who managed to raise $100000 for his congressional campaign from $2000 worth of ads on left leaning blogs. Dean's campaign has shown politicians how to use the power of the blog community. it's called "grassroots politics."

on February 19, 2004 12:35 PM
# Mike said:

The power of the blog community in politics, is when we actually have a winning candidate from the efforts. So far, we've been nothing but a source or revenue instead of a political powerhouse.

on February 19, 2004 12:43 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Money is a necessary but not sufficient condition for winning the race.

on February 19, 2004 12:59 PM
# Scott Johnson said:

Jeremy, we need to get together for a beer sometime. Blasting Dean, Allman, Raymond, and Winer all in the same post?! It's like you're reading my mind. ;-)

on February 19, 2004 01:02 PM
# Jonathan Holst said:

I agree on it all, except the thing about Google, however I don't know anything about the company itself. Only the searchengine

on February 19, 2004 01:27 PM
# Gudmundur Karlsson said:

Hm "get a life", well some people (not me) would say that bloggers who only discuss rss, mysql, java,... need to get a life.

Dean has done more than anyone to get blogging and the whole internet into the mainstream.
"Social Networks" isn't going to do it. Grass roots political movements might.

And blogging needs to become more positive. A majority of bloggers mostly talk about "Things that Really Bug Me", instead of new fresh ideas and approaches.

Here's an idea: Search engines and/or aggregators for blog content only - by topic. Let's think about how to classify blogs, not just by content, but by author professional level, sponsorship, paid unpaid authors,....

At least we should be able to steer clear of political content if we want, and geek content if we want.

on February 19, 2004 02:16 PM
# Aristotle Pagaltzis said:

A majority of bloggers mostly talk about "Things that Really Bug Me", instead of new fresh ideas and approaches.

How many of the people you meet during your daily routine talk to you about fresh new ideas? Why would the blogger populace be any different from the population at large? That doesn't make any sense.

on February 19, 2004 06:36 PM
# said:

I would like to add that Sam from 'The Apprentice' really bugged me, and though not present currently, still leaves a really bad taste.

on February 20, 2004 08:05 AM
# Dave Winer said:

Check this out.

No good deed goes unpunished, eh?

You *do* work for a shitty company Jeremy, and you're one of the reasons it's so shitty.

Get a grip man and make that aggregator work.

on February 20, 2004 01:46 PM
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