lots of mentions of mefi in the press October 12, 2006 9:52 PM   Subscribe

Press watch: lots of mentions of mefi in the press lately, including Slate.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 9:52 PM (44 comments total)

Does Slate really count as 'The Press' much more than MetaFilter does?
posted by dgaicun at 10:21 PM on October 12, 2006


Depends on what you mean by “press”. Between MetaFilter and Slate, only one is owned by The Washington Post.
posted by tepidmonkey at 10:32 PM on October 12, 2006


I guess metafilter is the best of the web.
posted by b1tr0t at 10:44 PM on October 12, 2006


Do blogs count as press? Because the link "Dallas 'Q and Chicken-Fried Steak" goes to one. Doesn't strike me as a news organization.

But if google news purposefully links to blogs as news sources, god save us all.
posted by bob sarabia at 11:26 PM on October 12, 2006




Well, at least the Hat got the quote in that god-awful Pamuk thread.
posted by Wolof at 1:14 AM on October 13, 2006


Re: the article blag links

"It’s an old-fashioned blog (is there such a thing?) in the sense that, rather than providing a forum for yet another anti-social loner to spout his wacky political views, it invites readers to post their own links, and not just in the margins either."

How, in any sense, does that describe an old-fashioned blog? WTF?
posted by grouse at 3:07 AM on October 13, 2006


Hey, I posted that chicken-fried steak news!
posted by rxrfrx at 4:04 AM on October 13, 2006



posted by grouse at 4:21 AM on October 13, 2006


So Slate is ~100% more pressish than Metafilter?

And incidentally, what gives with the massive bump in October?
posted by Meatbomb at 4:47 AM on October 13, 2006


How, in any sense, does that describe an old-fashioned blog?

You're right. An old-fashioned blog would only have one anti-social loner spouting wacky political views.
posted by kirkaracha at 5:54 AM on October 13, 2006


My article on AskMetafilter is coming out in Library Journal this week, fwiw.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:05 AM on October 13, 2006


And incidentally, what gives with the massive bump in October?

We were just happy to see you.
posted by cortex at 6:07 AM on October 13, 2006 [1 favorite]


Just as an example of how much reach metafilter has... I posted a link to an online store for a girl that makes purses out of book covers that I had seen at a local crafts fair. I am fairly positive that it was the first time it was posted to a blog anywhere, as I checked technorati and the only mention of their url was on the website of the crafts fair itself 30 days prior:

Now look -- http://technorati.com/search/rebounddesigns.com

6 pages of links from around the world.
posted by empath at 6:07 AM on October 13, 2006


Between MetaFilter and Slate, only one is owned by The Washington Post.

yet!

Although it came through in the postings that it was a rather liberal site, it did bring up some interesting options.

priceless
posted by matteo at 6:17 AM on October 13, 2006


How, in any sense, does that describe an old-fashioned blog?

For the first couple of years after I first saw the term weblog, all the ones I read consisted of posts linking to interesting sites/articles/&c. (and each other), and sometimes they had multiple authors, so I'd defo say MetaFilter is an 'old-fashioned blog', it just happens to have an enormous number of posters.
posted by jack_mo at 6:23 AM on October 13, 2006


MetaFilter is an old-fashioned blog. I'm a MetaFilter blogger. I'd like an Old Fashioned, please. Yes - before breakfast.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:32 AM on October 13, 2006


jessamyn: any chance that you can post a .pdf copy? Or send a citation so we can dig it up ourselves?

(Congratulations, btw. I'm glad someone can spin their contribution to metafilter into academic gold.)
posted by felix betachat at 6:32 AM on October 13, 2006


contribution to metafilter into academic gold

Doctorate of Snark?
posted by matteo at 7:07 AM on October 13, 2006


I'm considering a metafilter academic article... but I'd hate for my advisors/peers to know that I use it and spy on me! ;)
posted by k8t at 7:08 AM on October 13, 2006


Just lately, someone started obsessing about elephants. Subsequent readers/posters have put up links to their own sites that relate in one way or another to the largest extant land mammal, and the result is that...

So all the elephant posts contained self links? WTF.
posted by sveskemus at 7:12 AM on October 13, 2006


Doctorate of Snark?

Master Of Bation, actually.
posted by jonmc at 7:17 AM on October 13, 2006


That's awesome that they started naming articles after me. I'm flattered, but a bit humbled as well. I really don't deserve this kind of attention.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 7:31 AM on October 13, 2006


MetaFilter is an old-fashioned blog. I'm a MetaFilter blogger. I'd like an Old Fashioned, please. Yes - before breakfast.

comin' right up.
posted by carsonb at 7:35 AM on October 13, 2006


I mentioned mefi in MY BLOG. I wonder why google didn't consider that news.
posted by dios at 7:35 AM on October 13, 2006


So all the elephant posts contained self links? WTF.

That was what I thought when I first looked at it, but then I realized that by "links to their own sites" he simply meant "links to sites they themselves had come across and wanted to share," just as you'd say "everybody had their own books they wanted to talk about" and mean books they'd read, not books they wrote. We're all just obsessed with self-linking, so we jump to conclusions.
posted by languagehat at 7:46 AM on October 13, 2006


And incidentally, what gives with the massive bump in October?

We were just happy to see you.


So, what you're saying that October isn't MeFi Banana-In-Your-Pocket Month?

*sighs, sends pants to cleaners*
posted by Kwine at 7:56 AM on October 13, 2006


Dios - same here. What gives? This is an outrage.
posted by Bageena at 7:59 AM on October 13, 2006


We're all just obsessed with self-linking, so we jump to conclusions.

We also assume that pretty much every single person has their own website which maybe the readers of the Fort Collins Weekly wouldn't assume.
posted by octothorpe at 8:09 AM on October 13, 2006


>So all the elephant posts contained self links? WTF.

That was what I thought when I first looked at it, but then I realized that by "links to their own sites" he simply meant "links to sites they themselves had come across and wanted to share," just as you'd say "everybody had their own books they wanted to talk about" and mean books they'd read, not books they wrote. We're all just obsessed with self-linking, so we jump to conclusions.


Actually, all three of my youtube links were selflinks. First, I posed as a series of animated gifs; then as two japanese musicians (at the same time) playing harmonica and guitar "respectively"; and then as a 13-year-old girl playing the tuba.

Note that I've been practicing that third one for a while in AOL chatrooms, so it didn't really count at work.
posted by cortex at 8:11 AM on October 13, 2006


Get your own newspaper, fuckwit.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 8:26 AM on October 13, 2006

Note that I've been practicing that third one for a while in AOL chatrooms, so it didn't really count at work.
A/S/L/TUBA???!!1
posted by scrump at 8:33 AM on October 13, 2006


*dons "Somebody in Fort Collins love me" t-shirt*
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:33 AM on October 13, 2006


What about my t-shirt?
posted by TheDonF at 8:45 AM on October 13, 2006


*dons TheDonF t-shirt*
posted by cgc373 at 9:00 AM on October 13, 2006


I miss MetaFilter since I've gone back to work at a more serious shop that frowns on me spending my time here and at MeCha.

But I live for press coverage so I had to come back for this. And my meds are starting to kick in so there might be some table dancing shortly.

I had been wondering about the elephant thing though.
posted by fenriq at 9:04 AM on October 13, 2006


We had a bout of pachydermititis. A little Crème de la Outrage cleared it right up.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:15 AM on October 13, 2006


You havent made it until you've been featured in the wester hailes sentinel.
posted by sgt.serenity at 10:21 AM on October 13, 2006


You're living in the past, sarge. I want to be featured in the West Edinburgh Times.
posted by languagehat at 10:42 AM on October 13, 2006


Please tell me you had to Google for that, languagehat. I had no idea such a thing as the West Edinburgh Times existed.
posted by matthewr at 11:33 AM on October 13, 2006


Googling myself, i had no idea that the whs was started by mel young, who then started the big issue in scotland and now runs the homeless world cup, what a nice man.
Anyway, back to the website mentions.
posted by sgt.serenity at 11:57 AM on October 13, 2006


Well, of course I had to google for it. I've never even been to Edinburgh, worse luck. But goddammit, I'm going to get there someday, and drink Lagavulin in its home country.
posted by languagehat at 1:52 PM on October 13, 2006


Metafilter is valued at 1.5 million on blogshares
posted by delmoi at 1:45 AM on October 14, 2006


languagehat, you know your single malts, and have therefore risen even further in my estimation. I am now lifting a glass of Glenmorangie (no Dalwhinnie on hand, unfortunately) in your honor.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:39 AM on October 14, 2006


« Older San Francisco Meetup, Early November?   |   could there be a way to list items that have been... Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments