New Member Flood April 11, 2001 2:47 PM   Subscribe

The Brill's Content thing deserves its own thread: Looks like we've gotten about 500 new members in the past 24 hours, judging by the member numbers at the top of the page.
posted by anildash to MetaFilter-Related at 2:47 PM (15 comments total)

And I just got my copy in the mail today, along with (I'm assuming) the rest of the BC subscribers in Manhattan. Our boy Rock Star Matt is looking mighty sexy standing there in Times Square. If I had a decent scanner, I'd link to a pic.

I think they did an excellent job in the article, very balanced and fair. Great analogies to sites like MediaNews. The sidebar (for those who don't have the print mag) lists Plastic, Zannah's usr/bin/girl, RobotWisdom, Disturbing Search Requests, Kottke, and Steve Champeon's A Jaundiced Eye as good blogs. And the requisite link to Blogger.
posted by anildash at 2:51 PM on April 11, 2001

Could the new members be because of that little ole 5k thingie?
posted by jkottke at 3:23 PM on April 11, 2001

yeah, most/many of the newest users are 5k commenters. I was too hasty in thinking it was magazine effects.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:38 PM on April 11, 2001

Still, 500 new members in about 24 hours is impressive.
posted by Zool at 4:01 PM on April 11, 2001

Why is it that the magazines that are supposedly the most media/Net-conscious - Brill's, YIL, etc - are the ones that are the least willing to put their content online until well after publication, if ever?
posted by aaron at 9:12 PM on April 11, 2001

Because they're Net-conscious enough to know that if they put it up simultaneously, a large chunk of cheapo readers (myself included in most cases) won't bother picking the paper version up at the newstands. YMMV
posted by lia at 1:23 AM on April 12, 2001

All this activity has made MeFi extremely slow in the mornings (9-11 a.m. ET). Riffraff.
posted by werty at 7:59 AM on April 12, 2001

Can I just say that I went to 2 newsstands and 3 bookstores today looking for the damn magazine, and nobody had the new one yet? Damn it.
posted by owillis at 10:22 PM on April 14, 2001

B&N in Brooklyn doesn't have it yet...
posted by ParisParamus at 10:28 PM on April 14, 2001

I was gonna say. What's the cover supposed to look like? Is it the April issue?

Both Borders stores I've been to have only had the Yello CNN cover, April issue. I checked each page the second time and couldn't find any mention of Matt.
posted by pnevares at 11:46 AM on April 15, 2001

mixmaster matt "is" the cover
posted by owillis at 5:56 PM on April 15, 2001 [1 favorite]

Cool, I checked the Border's over by work today, and they had it. Good article.
posted by pnevares at 10:32 PM on April 16, 2001

Still CNN at the store in the building... guess I'll venture outwards.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 1:47 PM on April 17, 2001

Got it at Barnes & Noble last night. Nice article.
posted by waxpancake at 2:09 PM on April 17, 2001

Got it at Border's today. Good article, even found a few new sites to check out -- it's rare for a print magazine to do me that favor.
posted by kindall at 4:18 PM on April 20, 2001

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