[qi:006] A man is known by the company he keeps. Extending that analogy, a blog is known by the quality of commenters it attracts. There is nothing more rewarding that reading insights that extend, challenge and enhance the original thesis published by us. Over the past few days, we have attracted such great comments from our ultra-smart readers that were were compelled to highlight a few:
- Jonathan in response to With Latitude, Google fires another salvo at mobile operators writes: “..interface design for LBSs are very difficult. everyone seems to emphasize the map, but thats very difficult to use pragmatically.”
- Ryan Hardin in response to With Latitude, Google fires another salvo at mobile operators writes: “Microsoft’s best move at this point would be to purchase Loopt.”
- Patrick is very evolved in response to Box.net will refocus on business users: “The barrier all these online storage companies still face is access. The infrastructure will place an natural market cap on the number of possible users they can have.”
- Rob Adler in response to Google & the big ideas writes: “Despite claims from people in my profession, the reality is that there are very few ideas that meet the standard of being disruptive.”
- Mark Blafin in response to Google & the big ideas writes: “..the vast majority of new services they roll out are ‘me too’ in nature. But, that is THE point.” Jonathan, Dave, Erik and others echo similar sentiments as well.
- A.B. Dada in response to Does perfection have to have a price? writes: Perfection is fleeting. Your goal today, when met tomorrow, falls short of the next goal.
These comments are a mere sample of great discussions we host on a daily basis on our blog(s). It is these comments which help us keep our focus and strive for excellence. I hope you will continue to lend us your voice.
6 thoughts on “What Our Readers Say: Top Comment Picks”
Om, thanks for the shoutout, and thank you for your wonderful blogging. By surveying industry trends from your very writings, and also acting on it, I’m sure you and I will ultimately meet one day. But not today. As in poker, we hide our cards when placing our bets. 🙂
I am honored. Although many people talk about blogs as being conversational, GigaOm is one of the few that encourages and fosters intellgent discussions. Thanks Om for stting the bar high, and giving the rest of us the opportuity to keep up.
Om, I just found your blog from Cutt’s site. I am very impressed with the content and would love to be a part of it in the future. Congrats to your best commenters and I hope I can be among them. In the blogosphere it is indeed very important to keep good company. The days of senseless 3 word comments have been gone for a long time.
Om, I posted another comment regarding Loopt and Microsoft that I’m sure you’ll find interesting.
Bravo. You just found a way to get your readers to get more involved.
Hope you make this a consistent feature.
I am going to be in the Bay Area next week – how about lunch/dinner sometime ?
Arjun. You like to eat so much?