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December 11, 2007

Snarky Post of the Week (Double Feature)

This week's installment is a double shot of snarky since I missed posting the one last week.

For this Week:

Valleywag is always fertile ground for snarky, sometimes sketchy or down right falsehoods, so it's no surprise that they covered Silicon Alley Insider's Top 100, the most influential digital business folks in NYC (emphasis mine).

"Here in New York's so-called Silicon Alley, we occupy ourselves by filing stories about people setting up meetings to talk about organizing events to increase awareness of necessary preconditions for entrepreneurship. This leaves us with no time to do anything as tiring and complicated as, say, actually writing software." (link)

From Two Weeks Ago:

I've learned from Kara Swisher's Boomtown section at WSJ's All Things D blog that she doesn't pull any punches. Or put another way, she doesn't drink the the kool-aid as often or as willingly as other people covering the tech world and I give her credit for that.

I do, however, find the intros to some of her videos, when she is giving us banter before waking into to interview someone for example, can be trite. Kara, the content is good so don't worry about entertaining us with the colorful commentary.

Regardless, her recent Facebook coverage has been extensive (I've kept silent on the privacy fiasco and thought I've written posts on it, I have posted them yet) and here's Kara's coverage of Facebook losing the lawsuit against Harvard magazine 02138 (emphasis mine)

"It should come as no surprise, of course, given it was essentially a legal temper tantrum on the part of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

But a judge in Massachusetts wisely denied an inane request by the Palo Alto, Calif.-based social-networking start-up to take down confidential court documents that 02138 magazine had made available for downloading on its Web site...

But how could its execs, really, given the appalling nature of their efforts to quash documents that should not have been, especially because they were already loose on the Web?"

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