This is the sort of thing that really bugs me. Rich Ord in Threadwatch Blocked By Yahoo's Russell Beattie? and Nick Wilson in Russell Beattie Bans Threadwatch seem to be to dragging Yahoo's name through the mud because of something that Russell may have done.
The fact that Russell works at Yahoo has absolutely nothing to do with this, but Rich felt it necessary to put it in the headline he used. In case you don't know, Russell was pretty damned popular all on his own before he was involved with Yahoo.
Rich, your headline seems to imply that Russell "belongs" to Yahoo that it it's somehow relevant.
Nick wasn't as bad but his post lead with:
..."A list" Yahoo! blogger Russell Beattie...
That's odd when you consider that Russell is known as a mobile blogger--that's his claim to fame and he knows his stuff. But Yahoo is what Nick focused on too.
Guys, if you've got an axe to grind with Yahoo, please come out and say it.
Posted by jzawodn at February 06, 2005 06:01 PM