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1 month, 2 weeks ago on Et Tu, Taibbi? No one seems to have noticed the most worrying line in Pierre Omidyar’s new blog post

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I feel like this article needs a giant disclaimer "Pando Daily and Gawker (specifically ValleyWag) are sworn enemies and Valleywag regularly attacks the integrity of Pando."

You make good points, but it's hard to tell how much it's motivated by personal anger towards Biddle and his regular attacks to Pando or real concern about their alleged hypocrisy.

This could be part of one big tech blog circle jerk of concern trolling (this article) vs douchebag trolling (Valleywags many articles about Pando).

Is it not worth disclosing the many attacks of ValkeyWag towards Pando? You are calling their credibility into question, but that's exactly what they do to Pando. How can one not read this as tit for tat?

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Look Who’s Gawking: Inside Nick Denton’s phony, hypocritical class war against tech workers

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It feels like a double-standard to say that the story "evolved" (a term you use) into its current form. But that any new tweaks would only devolve it. 

Certainly there are means of telling news stories now that didn't exist even a few years ago. Let's take the "live blog" as it has come to be called as one obvious example. It's now standard practice. Any news organization that plays in the news space has a "live blog" plan. Is it the traditional inverted pyramid format? No. Has it proven its worth? Certainly (otherwise it wouldn't be so prevalent). I imagine a post on how "live blogs" are pointless/worthless or not of value because we have the inverted pyramid would be tough to write. Live blogs being 1 of many new ways to tell a story.


It seems however, that when it comes to what Circa is doing: No dice. No evolution needed. We've reached peak story format. While I agree evolution doesn't mean every change is good (survival of the fittest, not the strangest) it's also a means by which something adapts to changing environments. And it's easy to argue we are living through a changing media environment. 

11 months, 2 weeks ago on With the new Circa, news follows you

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@DanFletcher Hey Dan. Sorry for the snark. Couldn't help myself ;) (I hear Dana Carvy in my head sometimes). As I've said I am rooting for you. https://twitter.com/danielfletcher/status/380353378464718848

I also believe you will be around MUCH longer than 3 months. What went wrong with Newstilt was not about the market they were setting up to disrupt and more about their approach (from what I could observe at least). There are also several substantive differences between NewsTilt and what you are doing - although I encourage you to check out what they did, along with similar models that have crept up over the years.

12 months ago on Former Facebook editor launches Beacon, a platform that pays journalists

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I liked it better the first time it launched.... when it was called NewsTilt. http://blog.digidave.org/2010/07/five-lessons-to-learn-from-newstilt

12 months ago on Former Facebook editor launches Beacon, a platform that pays journalists

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@bgoldberg @clairedwillett face.... meet palm.

1 year, 2 months ago on The “real journalists” need to grow up

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 @akristofcak  @awoodash  @ErmannoCece  That is actually a very fair response. I do believe there are some stories that are best told in a flowing narrative. Circa isn't really trying to do personal stories - the kind that can move. I think these kinds of stories are VERY important. But I also think sometimes we use narratives when "to the point" can not just suffice - but improve. The question is if we can identify the difference.

1 year, 11 months ago on Circa wants to save journalism by killing articles — what’s wrong and right about that

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 @awoodash  @ErmannoCece Points in Circa are attributed. One could also argue that the flash card-like flow of Circa allows for better cognition and comprehension than a long article - even if it's the same amount of text - just broken up into more finite bits. 

1 year, 11 months ago on Circa wants to save journalism by killing articles — what’s wrong and right about that

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Amy V - calls it like she sees it. 

2 years ago on I Figured Out Why Newsies Hate The Newsroom

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