All this talk is good for us & the Internet

For the web and the technology ecosystem, past few weeks have been restless and anxiety prone. There have been tantrums thrown and protests lodged. There have been cheesy observations made by billionaires whose success gives them a veneer of being right. To sum that sound and fury has resulted in disgust. I look at the intellectual sandstorm and instead of hiding, I stand an marvel, for it is damn good to see that blogging alive and kicking.

Anil Dash, Dave Winer, Derek Powazek, Mathew Ingram, Felix Salmon, MG Siegler, Nate Wilson and Cap Watkins, who are talking about what’s important to them and the web and how it all impacts the Internet in the future. Long before we fetishized the funding news releases and Apple rumors, this is what blogging is supposed to be — a public debate and discussion. Can we all promise that in next year we will talk more about things that matter, more often, more vocally. 

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  1. steve crandall (@tingilinde) says:

    December 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 am Reply

    I gave up on much of the “social” web – I spend a bit of time reading and writing blogs, but not much else as I’m attracted to depth. I was delighted to run into Anil’s posts as I strongly disagreed with him and it was nice to see the fuss stirred up.

    But over the past few years I’m becoming more enchanted with the big challenges that face us. There has been so little taste for them for a few decades, but I have a sense that is changing. The discussion of these challenges is emerging in some of the more interesting blogs.

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 24th, 2012 at 6:08 am Reply

      I think it is good to see that we are talking about things that matter and doesn’t matter where we are talking about them. I have benefitted from it.

  2. Kurt Westphal says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 2:43 pm Reply

    at times i tire of all that’s social, and delve deeply into the blog domain, looking for thoughtfulness, insight and controversy with a palpable depth. How about Doc Searls, and Seth..

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 19th, 2012 at 5:39 pm Reply

      I love Doc and can’t wait for his next piece, so I agree with you.

  3. Boyd Annison says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 1:13 pm Reply

    Amen to that.

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 19th, 2012 at 5:40 pm Reply

      Thanks – glad to have people who agree with me :)

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