The Washington Post quotes MeFi on the Google-Pyra deal. February 18, 2003 8:07 AM   Subscribe

The Washington Post quotes MeFi on the Google-Pyra deal.
posted by liam to MetaFilter-Related at 8:07 AM (17 comments total)

and now, MeFi reacts to WaPo's reaction to MeFi's reaction.
posted by quonsar at 8:20 AM on February 18, 2003


Adam Greenfield is very quotable. He says things like ass blanket and holy shiznit.
posted by iconomy at 8:40 AM on February 18, 2003


Matt, I'd be curious to see some page view stats on that thread over the next couple days.
posted by machaus at 8:51 AM on February 18, 2003


Do you think that's an online-only article? It seems unusual that a reporter is basically blogging and quoting from a bunch of other newspaper articles. There are so many hyperlinks, I couldn't see it being very useful or readable if printed in the paper.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:53 AM on February 18, 2003


Considering the topic, it's quite appropriate Matt et al are quoted.
posted by y2karl at 9:24 AM on February 18, 2003


We may laugh at Blogger...

Again with the laughing! Always laughing at Blogger! Well, my blog is on Blogger! Come over here and laugh!
It's the words that matter, not the page...
posted by Shane at 9:42 AM on February 18, 2003


This is what Mefi is described as in the Google Directory:
A community based news oriented weblog.[my bold]
What? Since when are we news-oriented? I remember a big furor a while back about people posting news stories off major sites for no reason. Is that sort of thing still frowned upon?
posted by ac at 9:46 AM on February 18, 2003


ac: there's more info in the wiki and the FAQ about newsy posts, if you're interested ...
posted by walrus at 10:00 AM on February 18, 2003


So, for better or worse, mefi is now news-oriented, according to Google at least.
But Google doesn't lie! Google is jesus!
posted by ac at 10:06 AM on February 18, 2003


Thanks for the links walrus. Have you seen the Carpenter?
posted by ac at 10:07 AM on February 18, 2003


Not for some time. Unfortunately we fell out over an argument one evening, after dinner with some friends ...
posted by walrus at 10:18 AM on February 18, 2003


Can you blame them for thinking Metafilter is news-oriented? I mean, honestly.
posted by Hildago at 2:27 PM on February 18, 2003


Metafilter is Not News Oriented.

And in other MeFi news today, Chirac Says Things America Doesn't Like, US Plans War to Gain Surplus Capital, and French Muslims Influence Policy on Iraq.
posted by Shane at 8:38 PM on February 18, 2003


walrus - have you seen the Carpenter?? I wish you were not quite so deaf--I've had to ask you twice!
posted by ac at 8:46 PM on February 18, 2003


iconomy: Why, oh why, do the dead-tree writers only ever quote my tossed-off sarcasms, and not anything I say after due thought & consideration.

Talk about being quoted out of context! Serves me right, yet again. Perhaps one day I'll learn.
posted by adamgreenfield at 11:01 PM on February 18, 2003


ac - I have answered your question, and that is enough ...don't give yourself airs! Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff? Be off, or I'll kick you downstairs!
posted by walrus at 1:15 AM on February 19, 2003


why do the dead-tree writers only ever quote my tossed-off sarcasms

Because, like I already said, you say things like ass blanket and holy shiznit! There's gold in them thar words!
posted by iconomy at 4:42 AM on February 20, 2003


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