Parodies

Tech Blogger Jon Mitchell Claims He Is @NextTechBlog [Updated]

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ReadWrite‘s Jon Mitchell says he is @NextTechBlog, and he is “not stopping.”

@NextTechBlog is a funny Twitter parody of the most ridiculous aspects of tech blogging and it has been an understandable source of intrigue since it was created–just who the hell is behind all those dead-on tweets satirizing tech blogging’s sometimes endless cycle of hype and silliness, anyway?

Spencer Chen attempted to determine the author’s identity with some logical inferences based on thought process and tweeting style, but it turns out his guess, AllThingsD senior editor Mike Isaac, was probably wrong.

Not only will @NextTechBlog continue, Mr. Mitchell is doubling down: Read More

Blog Lords

The Tech Reporting Equivalent of ‘The Oldest Dog in America’

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Around this time last year, Daily Intel got a hold of a leaked staff memo from Jesse Angelo, editor-in-chief of The Daily. The Arab Spring, or rather U.S. audience’s interest in the Arab Spring was winding down a bit and Mr. Angelo wrote, rather flippantly, “Folks, Egypt is over – time for us to get focused on covering America.” He followed that up with the laughable instruction to, “Find me something new, different, exclusive and awesome. Find me the oldest dog in America, or the richest man in South Dakota.”

Well, now it appears some tech reporters in our fair city may be under the same pie-in-the-sky mandate. On A VC yesterday, Mr. Wilson shared an email from a “major media company,” in search of a sexier story than the repetitive, pom-pom-waving fare: Read More