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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

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Hacker News Parody Sums Up Everything We Love To Hate About Hacker News

(Photo: LinkedList)

The discussion board from the mind of Y Combinator founder Paul Graham is a place where some of the smartest people on the Internet congregate to flaunt just how smart they really are…in order to impress Paul Graham. An arbiter of influence in the science and tech sphere, it can send impressive amounts of traffic to even the most self-aggrandizing of Svbtle blogs, which is why so many people try to game the voting system. But it also provides an accepted way of ranking what’s important to certain players in the tech world. Read More

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I Have 50 Dollars, ‘A Real-Time Social Feed for People Who Have $50,’ Hilariously Satirizes App.net

(Photo: Ihave50dollars.com)

Much has been written about Valley celeb Dalton Caldwell and his rather notorious new social network, App.net. The Twitter-like site charges $50 to join, in an effort to weed out spammers and people who aren’t really dedicated to the integrity of the community.

BuzzFeed wondered if the walled garden of App.net signaled the beginning of “white flight” from more inclusive sites. Venturebeat called Mr. Caldwell a “betrayed entrepreneur” crusading against Facebook and Twitter. But perhaps the most scathing critique comes from Ihave50dollars.com, a site built to look exactly like App.net that satirizes the fact that App.net isĀ basically a social network for people with an extra $50 laying around. Read More

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Everything That Bugs You About Startups in One Video

(vooza.com)

Despite the fact that we love to spotlight the companies and characters that make this scene hum here at Betabeat, we occasionally grow weary of all the unbridled enthusiasm for the New York tech space. What can we say? We’re journalists–we were born skeptical. So when this parody video of a soon-to-launch startup popped up, its light-hearted jabs at the more eyeroll-inducing side of tech were all too familiar.

“Vooza is a mobile web app that’s real-time, cloud-based, social and local,” begins the animated video. “What does it do? SHHHH! We’re in beta!” Read More