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MeFi in Nashville Scene

Nice mention of Metafilter in the Nashville Scene.
posted by Mo Nickels on Feb 12, 2003 - 12 comments

Small-time blog calls MeFi something bad

Or perhaps as someone named "stupidcomputernickname" posted on the MetaFilter Web site, a sort of electronic coffee klatch, we should only allow people whose children are in the military to be elected to Congress. That way, we get shared sacrifice without a draft.

Coffee klatch? We ain't no stinking coffee klatch...
*sudden sound of gunfire*
posted by y2karl on Jan 10, 2003 - 12 comments

MeFi gets Wired News ink, provokes questions about media protocol

Figured this would be better in the gray than on the blue, party because it's about MeFi itself and partly because it might be construed as self-refrencing: MetaFilter was recently mentioned in a Wired News article about this thread on referral log spam. I was quoted; because she used names and not handles I was wondering if anyone else was, or if she contacted anyone else about this and they didn't respond. Furthermore, do MeFites get contacted by reporters a lot/ at all? Is there a standard protocol for these reporters' questions? (which, looking back, I'm now hoping I didn't violate)
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Oct 26, 2002 - 19 comments

MetaFilter has been included in MSNBC.com's "Best of Blogs"

MetaFilter has been included in MSNBC.com's "Best of Blogs" on their new Weblog Central page.

posted by mkelley on Sep 27, 2002 - 10 comments

MeFi gets shout-out in Boston Globe

MetaFilter is mentioned in today's Boston Globe - oddly, though, it's this nine-month old thread about Provigil that is the topic, and the source of quotes (unattributed to specific users).

a group weblog with thousands of chatty members

Well, that sounds about right.


posted by yhbc on Sep 22, 2002 - 44 comments

The Guardian had a short article on Metafilter

The Guardian had a short article on Metafilter today, saying "The good news is that memberships are open again, at a price. Pay at least $10 via PayPal or Amazon's Honor system and you can get posting rights." Full marks for effort, zero for accuracy.
posted by adrianhon on Aug 22, 2002 - 16 comments

MeFi gets print love in Chatelaine

Metafilter has been listed in both the print and web versions of Chatelaine Magazine's Third Annual Web Guide. It is listed under the Education > Reading category. (more inside)
posted by melissa on Aug 11, 2002 - 7 comments

Reuters covers it but it isn't covered. What

Reuters/Yahoo also has the story but it's not getting much coverage in US media.
posted by Mo Nickels on Jul 30, 2002 - 27 comments

A story heard on Morning Edition preceded by a MeFi post

Forgive the potential horn tooting aspect here, but check out this story from yesterday's NPR Morning Edition--note the Other Resources listed at the bottom, where a couple of links are very familiar. This is by no means the first time a story heard on Morning Edition has been preceded by a MetaFilter post. Somebody over there must be a member or lurker here. It is in many ways an improvement on the post, let it be noted.

posted by y2karl on Jul 18, 2002 - 23 comments

What's the scoop on Andrew Sullivan and the Times?

"The New York Times Magazine contributing writer Andrew Sullivan has been banned from the mag indefinitely."
This from Bulldog Reporter's Lifestyle Media Relations Reporter, a newsletter that keeps tabs on media personnel shifts for PR pros. Unfortunately, that's all they said. Anybody got the goods?
posted by me3dia on Jun 11, 2002 - 8 comments

Forbes Best of the Web

"The Good Life" - In there among Angling, Summer Camps, and Dating are "Web Logs". Forbes Best of the Web.
posted by Voyageman on Jun 5, 2002 - 3 comments

E-Online is scraping MeFi for comments.

Remember when reporters used to contact general people and ask opinions? Well now it appears E-Online is just scraping MetaFilter for their comments.

So the question is... is MetaFilter a good venue for quick comments about news, or should reporters still be doing the leg work on their stories first?
posted by benjh on Jun 1, 2002 - 30 comments

interview of a nice young man we know

interview of a nice young man we know: "In many ways, I'm on the web today trying to capture that feeling of amazement seven years ago."
posted by epersonae on May 31, 2002 - 16 comments

a 'news-oriented weblog'

While Googling around, I found this project, done by someone at Berkeley, using a Metafilter thread to point out various types of 'audience'. It seems to have been done to fulfill one of the assignments in this course, whose professor calls Metafilter a 'news-oriented weblog' in the syllabus (scroll down near the end of the page). Are you a "Sharer of News"? An "Idea Generator"? A "Quoter"? Or could you be a "Contrarian", or perhaps a "Humorist/Summarist"?
posted by evanizer on May 29, 2002 - 18 comments

From this week's Harper's magazine email, there is a mention of metafilter

From this week's Harper's magazine email, there is a mention of metafilter (more inside).
posted by jonah on May 7, 2002 - 4 comments

lookin for chicago victim of verisign domain hijacking

Regarding the whole VeriSign domain hijacking debacle, I've interested a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times in doing a story on the problem. However, he needs a Chicago connection -- anyone know of a victim in Chicago/northern Illinois?
posted by me3dia on Apr 30, 2002 - 5 comments

Are Internet celebrities the next big thing

Matt & MeFi (via Shift.com's list) named in SacBee article Are Internet celebrities the next big thing or simply one-hit wonders?
posted by gen on Apr 24, 2002 - 41 comments

MeFi on the Today show

Today on Today the guy who runs modestneeds.com talked about his site said he got thousands of hits after it was posted to Metafilter. I can't find a transcript though.
posted by darkpony on Apr 23, 2002 - 27 comments

Metafilter is a "lesser-known" but favorite weblog of Business 2.0 Magazine.

Metafilter is a "lesser-known" but favorite weblog of Business 2.0 Magazine. That article and Blog Nation are in the May 2002 issue. For Matt's collection of Metafilter press.
posted by iconomy on Apr 18, 2002 - 1 comment

How do you feel weblogs have changed the way that people interact with "news" and "the media?"

Hullo. Hate to bother you all like this, but...

I'm a student currently in the first part of my sophomore year at Northern Kentucky University. In my English class, we were given a very broad research paper, and I decided to narrow mine to weblogs. In particular, one aspect of weblogs: weblogs & the media. So, I'd like anyone who has an opinion on the matter to answer this one question:

How do you feel weblogs have changed the way that people interact with "news" and "the media?"

Thanks for reading this far.
posted by philulrich on Apr 10, 2002 - 31 comments

Metafilter in The Guardian: "She's Dead! Yes!"

"Meanwhile the internet, as always, provided a sceptical alternative to the reverent coverage of the Queen Mother's death. Too sceptical for some, actually: Americans were among those revolted by certain threads on our own Guardian Unlimited website, where conversations began "Queen Mum Snuffs It" and "She's Dead! Yes!" Over at Metafilter one reader commented acidly: 'You have to be pretty sick to get off on the death of a 101-year old woman. But then, they are Guardian readers...' Oooh get you!"

Metafilter mentioned again in today's 'Web Life' section of 'The Guardian' [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Apr 6, 2002 - 22 comments

a personal, human editorial slant

In an article about how 'push' technologies to give users personalised news are returning (second page), Wired mentions Metafilter as "[a weblog that] provides a personal, human editorial slant that machines can't mimic." I don't see Metafilter as a weblog that brings me personalised news - there's a lot of links and discussion that I skip over - but I do think it serves a useful purpose in bringing me interesting news that falls outside of my usual preferences.
posted by adrianhon on Mar 30, 2002 - 1 comment

Fark in Time

Are congratulations in order? Fark just made Time's 50 Best WebSites list. Is it respectability at last? Is it scary? Or just, er, deserved? It's a very conservative, but well assembled list, and Fark certainly stand outs. I say "Bravo!".
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 27, 2002 - 40 comments

Any of you'se bloggers catch the cartoon in the current online New Yorker yet?

Mind if I journal? Any of you'se bloggers catch the cartoon in the current online New Yorker yet? Oh, rats! They changed it already... It was a picture of a post-coital couple in bed: him to the left lying on his back smoking a cigarette, her on the right, turning to her PDA on the nightstand and looking over her shoulder and asking that question... Well, it may still be there somewhere: try hitting refresh.
posted by y2karl on Mar 25, 2002 - 8 comments

Absolut Metafilter

We're probably all familiar with the Absolut Vodka ads. But there are a number of good homemade ads as well. I think an "Absolut MetaFilter" (or MetaTalk) would have hilarious, and diverse results. What would your "Absolut MetaFilter/MetaTalk" include? Taglines, pancakes, 1142? What other Absolut ads do you wish there were?
NOTE: This is not a request. I do not encourage you to make an "Absolut MetaFilter/MetaTalk" ad without the consent of mathowie.
posted by jacobw on Mar 24, 2002 - 30 comments

First Metafilter media mention

After virulent flurry of weblog/blog/metablog press coverage, I was trying to remember the first time I saw a major story in the "mainstream" press. All I could recall is New Yorker and New York Times (linked to inside - can't link from here - please excuse east coast bias.) Can any press group claim credit for being first to write about this ?
posted by Voyageman on Mar 2, 2002 - 6 comments

E! Online cites Metafilter on Grammys

E! Online used MetaFilter as a source for quotes to sum up their article on the Grammy's and the Recording Academy President's comments on Internet piracy in particular.
posted by redleaf on Mar 1, 2002 - 24 comments

Austin Chronicle covers MeFi

"You may have never heard of "weblogging," because it never yet made anyone rich, but blogging is a way cool deal, man"

In preparation for SXSW, MeFi gets a shout-out in the Austin Chronicle.
posted by ColdChef on Mar 1, 2002 - 25 comments

MeFi on O'Reilly

O'Reilly discussion betwen Steven Johnson, David Sims and Rael Dornfest touches upon MeFi.

Sims. A blog tribe.

Johnson. Yeah

Dornfest. Metafilter comes closest to that of the things I've seen. It still has a personality, but it's very much a group dynamic.

posted by gen on Feb 26, 2002 - 10 comments

Dvorak's back and he's Annnngray!

Dvorak's back in the second of three promised installments, where he boisterously calls out the Cluetrain gang and webloggers...
posted by anildash on Feb 25, 2002 - 31 comments

MeFi -> Wired

What's the deal with Wired? And now it looks like they are using MetaFilter as a source for stories. Note the dates in the following examples:
1(MeFi, Wired), 2(MeFi, Wired), and 3(MeFi, Wired). In example 3, they even link
to the same government pdf document. Or maybe they're just following tpoh.org around.
posted by insomnyuk on Feb 21, 2002 - 24 comments

Top Web Personalities

Matt Haughey : Lucky 7 on Shift's "Top 25 Web Personalities". Via Fark. We're not worthy!
posted by Perigee on Feb 6, 2002 - 4 comments

A very nice article about MetaFilter is up on the CSMonitor site.

A very nice article about MetaFilter is up on the CSMonitor site.

posted by nicwolff on Feb 6, 2002 - 15 comments

Time magazine columnist gets weblog.

oh, goodness, now even my mother will know about weblogging. Time magazine columnist gets weblog.
posted by epersonae on Feb 4, 2002 - 14 comments

Ben Brown show

Hey Matt, how much did you pay for that plug on the Ben Brown Show? "It makes me smarter, and more angry about THINGS."
posted by adampsyche on Jan 22, 2002 - 21 comments

MeFi on Howard Stern

I got an email from someone saying they heard about metafilter "on the stern show." Does anyone know of any online archives of it? I can't seem to find any at howardstern.com, koam.com, or any of his affiliate sites.
posted by mathowie on Jan 17, 2002 - 14 comments

MeFi in The Times

Metafilter mentioned in an article in The Times on weblogs. (free access will expire in 7 days).
posted by nedrichards on Jan 14, 2002 - 3 comments

Matt Drudge and Julia Phillips discuss the web

Matt Drudge and Julia Phillips discuss why the web format (and blogging, by implication) is allowing the little guy to stand up to the old media establishment, and replace it. I remember Scott Adams predicting this in his book, The Dilbert Future. It's spooky how many of his predictions have come true (including the media killing celebrities for better ratings).
posted by insomnyuk on Jan 3, 2002 - 4 comments

Columnist compares blogs to the Reformation.

Columnist compares blogs to the Reformation...
posted by owillis on Dec 31, 2001 - 16 comments

This piece from OJR discusses MetaFilter at some length.

This piece from OJR discusses MetaFilter at some length.
posted by mattpfeff on Dec 18, 2001 - 15 comments

Online Journalism Review on microads

Online Journalism Review on microads, scroll down for MeFi and Haughey quotes. Great CTR on Mefi apparently.
posted by th3ph17 on Dec 14, 2001 - 8 comments

Wil Wheaton Interviewed at Salon.Com

Brief Salon.com interview with Wil Wheaton.
posted by Shadowkeeper on Dec 12, 2001 - 10 comments

Author responds to mefi in village voice

in the village voice letters section this week, the author of the article discussed in this thread responds to a few letters about the article with this:

Tony Green a/k/a N. Bedford Couch replies: To quote malphigian from metafilter.com: "I'm aghast, Mr. Swift is proposing we eat the poor Irish children!" The short version is that the piece was satireā€”I'm not entirely convinced some of the letters I have received (like the two wholeheartedly agreeing with the piece) aren't also. If people didn't get it, it's likely because it's not that far removed from some of the oddball takes on race and music that they (and this black man) have heard and read since the dawn of the hip-hop era.
posted by palegirl on Dec 11, 2001 - 10 comments

Cam Girl Advice?

At the moment, I'm working on the Valentine's Day section for my newspaper chain, and the topic of the centerpiece this year appears to be "cam girls". I've never bothered with them, so I know bupkis; anyone have links and enlightenment to get me off to a start?
posted by Perigee on Dec 6, 2001 - 22 comments

Mathowie on The Morning News

The Morning News is hosting a round table discussion on writing on the web, with mathowie among the contributors. Check it out.
posted by moz on Dec 4, 2001 - 12 comments

Slate Mention

MetaFilter is cited for its good discussion thread on IT at Slate. Just thought you'd want to know. I wonder how many standard media reporters look at MetaFilter for ideas or witty comments?

posted by dness2 on Dec 4, 2001 - 5 comments

Shift Magazine

A tree grows in San Francisco. Shift always seemed rather snooty about MeFi, and they once again left it out of their 100 top web sites (while embracing Plastic), but it was a nice surprise to find this front of the mag feature.
posted by maudlin on Nov 22, 2001 - 17 comments

A quote from Philippe Gully on sites and advertising.

Philippe Gully: A site owing its survival only to its advertisers cannot speak freely: the advertisers could refuse to be associated to a statement or a point of view that is not his.
posted by gleemax on Nov 12, 2001 - 5 comments

MeFi in the Sunday Times

I hope this is the right place to post this. I've waited a day and nobody else seems to have mentioned it, but Metafilter got a nice write up in the Sunday Times (London) this weekend.
posted by salmacis on Nov 12, 2001 - 7 comments

Brief mention-in-passing of MeFi on The Register

Brief mention-in-passing of MeFi on The Register, in context of Kuro5hin being dropped from VA's OSDN network...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Oct 31, 2001 - 25 comments

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