I Am Telling You This

As always, I am trying to be everywhere at once. Here’s where I’ve succeeded:

  • Dan Costa at PC Magazine offers a look at the rise of micro social networks. I get a nod there, but it’s more satisfying to see the idea itself take off. That’s an idea that Chris and I revisited at the BlogWorld conference last week, along with a discussion of blogging becoming an industry.
  • There’s a pleasantly inexplicable passing mention of me in reference to the Web 2.0 Expo here in New York. In case it’s not been clear in the past, I am delighted that the tech industry in NYC is closely linked to other industries like media and finance. It gives us a useful perspective and makes tech companies in NYC wiser and less prone to falling into the echo chamber that frustrates me about a lot of Silicon Valley companies. And I never liked the name “Silicon Alley” anyway.
  • The South Asian Journalists Association invited me to participate in the first of two conversations about the South Asian blogging community. I thought a lot of the points raised were pretty interesteing, and am a big fan of the SAJA blog, so this was a lot of fun.
  • The less said about this, the better. I’m looking at you, Andy.