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March 7, 2001 2:10 PM   Subscribe

Would it be too, I don't know...conceited to create a press page that keeps track of mentions of metafilter in the media? Sometimes it's nice to re-read good writeups of the site when it's 2am, and I'm at the end of my rope, responding to the umpteenth request for a new feature :).
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 2:10 PM (13 comments total)

I think it would be an excellent idea, especially considering that your future employment and credentials may rest upon the success of MeFi. Perception is often as powerful as actual ability. MeFi creates an aura of mystique about "Matt Haughey - Media Baron".
posted by Neale at 3:02 PM on March 7, 2001


Hell no! Matt, you need to do more to show what a really incredible, positive, (dare I say it?) damn near magical thing you've made here.

I was having a conversation recently and came to the conclusion that modesty is out. Shameless self-promotion is in, especially if you actually have something to promote.
posted by anildash at 3:45 PM on March 7, 2001


Go for it, Matt...
posted by silusGROK at 4:02 PM on March 7, 2001


do it, Matt.... MetaFilter rocks and I think there is no shame in saying so.
posted by Sapphireblue at 4:12 PM on March 7, 2001


<speech voice="Rob Schneider">You can do it!!</speech>
posted by pnevares at 4:16 PM on March 7, 2001


If'n ya don't blow yer own horn, ain't nobody gonna do it fer ya.
posted by frykitty at 4:17 PM on March 7, 2001


There's no shame in selling sizzle if you've actually got the steak.
posted by kindall at 4:22 PM on March 7, 2001


good. now I'll need everyone's help digging up the mentions. I can remember the two or three most recent ones, but that's about all.

Gimmie a couple days, and I'll setup a press thread that people can find stuff from, and post links to.

-- Media Baron.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:22 PM on March 7, 2001


Dear Media Baron, (or is that "Mr." Howie these days).

When/if we find mentions, how shall we post them - what if the mention isn't linkable, just post a relevant snippet with attribution?

AOLTimeWarnerYahooMefi ?
posted by kokogiak at 4:43 PM on March 7, 2001


c'mon - c'mon - peer pressure, peer pressure. everyone's doing it. it's the *cool* thing.
posted by Hankins at 5:53 PM on March 7, 2001


Matt, you've worked hard on this - no need to wonder if you should be able to take credit for it.

Granted, WE do make up the content, but there are lots of places for people to write and post links. Don't be bashful because you got it right.
posted by jbeaumont at 6:08 PM on March 7, 2001


Matt: I think it'd be kinda cool just to see what the media has to say (and how often) about the MeFi community, but ultimately, it's your show.

Thanks for asking though!
posted by sillygit at 9:36 PM on March 7, 2001


It's just a natural progression. A mention, here, a mention there, now a whole ARTICLE about MeFi from Slate...

It's fairly simple. Kokogiak's got it right. The reason Yahoo's stock trading was halted? Matt's getting bought out, just like EGroups, er, I mean, Yahoo! Groups!

metafilter.yahoo.com?
posted by gramcracker at 10:12 AM on March 8, 2001


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