Hey, I saw that on boingboing! November 30, 2001 8:20 AM   Subscribe

MeFi is going through another period of Romenesko following (here here here here). The circle of meta will continues...
posted by Neale to MetaFilter-Related at 8:20 AM (20 comments total)

Yeah, but how can you not go through Romenesko? That site has everything. Even Metafilter! It's like accusing MetaFilter of going through an Internet period.
All the posts cited are good. Nobody goes through Obscure Store every day, never mind the whole shebang. The quoted posts are all good. Surely it's interesting to read other Mefis' choice of significant news. Hey, never mind the Meta; feel the Filter!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:44 AM on November 30, 2001


Romenesko Revealed by Online Journalism Review.
posted by Carol Anne at 9:20 AM on November 30, 2001


I have to admit that on almost a daily basis, I see a story on Obscurestore that I want to post here. Just for the discussion.

I'm afraid of being labeled a "link-thief", though.
posted by ColdChef at 9:44 AM on November 30, 2001


I had a little Romenesko-related thrill the other day...I'd passed him a link that he wound up using on Obscurestore. He was nice enough to send me a followup the next day -- apparently Conan O'Brian's writers mine his site for gag ideas, and this story made the monologue! (lead item!)


posted by luser at 11:14 AM on November 30, 2001


(Nice link Carol Anne!)

I'm with you, ColdChef. I see things on ObscureStore, BoingBoing, Fark, Slashdot, wherever, just about every day that I am tempted to bring up here. However, I've made it personal policy not to link to stories from these "common knowledge" sites, unless I find other related/similar links that can be bundled together to give a more rounded view of whatever the link is about. In fact, I've pretty much established a personal rule not to create a FPP unless I have three or more distinct links to bundle together on a subject. One of the reasons I don't link much. (Well, that and the fact most of my interesting surfing comes from the aforementioned sites.)
posted by arco at 11:17 AM on November 30, 2001


whatever, man. it has always bugged me that romanesko doesn't credit where he gets his links. a "via" credit from him would spike anybody's traffic. why doesn't he do it? because it would diminish his image, i guess.
posted by palegirl at 12:22 PM on November 30, 2001


Palegirl, most of the "true" sources for links are lost in the haze of linking. Romenesko might get a link from so-and-so, but they just got their link from somewhere else (and no doubt often from Romenesko 's) Doesn't it all even out?

If someone with a site that is as well-known as this one starts crediting stuff, then they would probably have the problem of a whole load of people getting pissed off because they believed that they found it first. "Why did you credit them?They only stole it from my site, please update that info"

He would probably get that same complaint from heaps of people. I would rather he spent the time on his site.

I see where you are coming from, if you have the time, it's a good thing to try to do, even knowing that you very rarely credit the person who found it first, and sometimes several people can make the same find around the same time.
posted by lucien at 1:19 PM on November 30, 2001


I'm afraid of being labeled a "link-thief", though.

No such thing. I don't see the merit in having something noteworthy and discussion-worthy being ignored because its already at fark. Oh man, imagine reading those teen-scene discussions.

A lot of us can't read all of fark, slashdot, plastic or obscurestore for various reasons like time limitations or out of personal choice. If you think its good, then please post it. I've more than once posted something from wired or wherever to find its on slashdot also and it never seemed to hurt the discussion much.
posted by skallas at 1:56 PM on November 30, 2001


Palegirl, we've been over this. You might find that thread worth reading.
posted by skallas at 2:00 PM on November 30, 2001


palegirl: Romanesko credits his true sources: the newspapers and other media he links to.
posted by Carol Anne at 2:21 PM on November 30, 2001


I don't know about Romenesko (never seen it before...thanks for the link), but I have noticed a growing number of Fark posts lately. Considering that Fark also has a place for "discussion," it makes them even more redundant.
posted by mkn at 2:49 PM on November 30, 2001


Another Ro FPP just sprung up.
posted by Neale at 2:49 PM on November 30, 2001


never really heard of romanesko before. is he a household blogging name?
posted by lotsofno at 4:09 PM on November 30, 2001


is he a household blogging name?

He's one of the originals, and one of the very few paid to blog. Indeed, he lives of his blogging money.

Ah, what a life that would be...
posted by Neale at 5:32 PM on November 30, 2001


Sorry if stepping on toes: crediting a link? A link is a credit ... to the content creator. No-one else deserves one.
posted by walrus at 6:35 PM on November 30, 2001


apparently Conan O'Brian's writers...

Dammit, people! Doesn't ANYONE know someone who knows someone who knows John Stewart?? We've gotta get in before that door slams shut too!
posted by rushmc at 6:36 PM on November 30, 2001


Walrus.. Your comment caused me to have a moment of zen-like clarity. You're absolutely correct.

posted by Hildago at 9:16 PM on November 30, 2001


Metafilter : Your comment caused me to have a moment of zen-like clarity
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:08 PM on November 30, 2001


rushmc: John Stewart? Or Jon Stewart?
posted by Carol Anne at 4:25 AM on December 1, 2001


doh! I stand corrected.
posted by rushmc at 6:32 AM on December 1, 2001


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