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I stopped visiting PandoDaily's site and its live events about 9 months ago, principally because the articles being run were a joke, devoid of actual useful news, extraordinarily biased and opinionated, and things seemed to be more and more about Sarah Lacey's ego.
So today I decided to click the Pando bookmark one more time since last Spring, and this is the first article I read. What a joke. I think all the other comments have it right on the money. Either Pando needs to shed its fanboy editorialization attitude and do some actual journalism, or just do the industry a favor and just shut down and go away. Blogging is NOT journalism, journalism is journalism.
Pando investors and advertisers take note, chances are that this long-time career tech professional is unlikely to return to Pando again.
Have fun storming the castle.
2 months ago on Steve Ballmer: The. Worst. CEO. Ever.
Funny how you say that "we" call all those companies and places "the
next" something - when ultimately it turns out that it's bloggers and
writers such as yourself that typically come up with such labels, and
then "we" get criticized for what your industry does. Curious.
it is annoying when anyone dubs themselves the next new something, or
declares themselves something they're not due to an over-bloated sense of
self ; it's pure, unfounded pretentiousness. I agree with you completely on that.
The next thing you know, some website most people never heard of will be calling itself "the site
of record for Silicon Valley". I mean, seriously, who would do that?
11 months ago on New York isn’t the next Silicon Valley, and San Francisco isn’t the new Manhattan
Email marketing is far, far from dead. In fact, a billion emails in a year is chicken feed. The big boy email agencies send over a billion emails PER MONTH, all to legitimate customers that have intentionally opted-in to legitimate email marketing programs belonging to lots of Fortune 500 companies. People can mock email marketing all they want for being "dated" or "old school", but there's a lot of real money and real ROI in this proven and profitable marketing technology. You can't say the same for Facebook or Twitter marketing.
11 months, 1 week ago on Email marketing will never die, so we may as well make it smarter
This "article" (cough) is yet another reason it's hard to take Pando seriously.
1 year, 2 months ago on Shutterstock’s road to IPO (told through awful Shutterstock images)
@hamishmckenzie @gacbmmml Being a writer that should have taken Journalism 101 class, you should know that all acronyms should be explained when they are first used, not in a comment responding to a reader question.
Sigh. C'mon Pando...
1 year, 2 months ago on Yeah, It Does Matter That Tim Cook Just Apologized For Apple’s Maps
Apple won? Are you kidding? Maybe their biggest embarrassment in recent memory and you think they won?
Yeah, maybe in Bizarro World they won.
Good grief. Where does Pando find these writers? I'm going back to Ars Technica, Pando is really destroying its own credibility in recent weeks with junk like this. Just awful.
1 year, 2 months ago on Mapgate Is Over. Apple Won. Customers Won. Google, Not So Much.
WTF does this have to do with tech? Nothing. Leave irrelevant posts like this for Reddit. Now I remember when I haven't visited PandoDaily in two weeks...
1 year, 2 months ago on In Honor of Tumblr and the Guardian, We Made Some GIFs of History’s Most Memorable Debate Moments
And this deserves front-page coverage, why, exactly?
1 year, 3 months ago on Twitter’s Response to Apple’s iPhone 5 Announcement
If she wants guaranteed eyeballs, skip those and go straight for Zynga.
1 year, 3 months ago on With $4.5B to Spend, Marissa Mayer Should Forget the Small Deals and Find a PayPal or a YouTube
Pando's headline: "GoDaddy: We Weren’t Hacked, We’re Incompetent"
TechCrunch's headline: "GoDaddy Says Our Crash Wasn’t Anonymous, It Wasn’t A Hack, It Wasn’t A DDoS. It Was Internal Network Issues"
So basically Pando, allegedly a "news" source, says that GoDaddy says that they themselves are "incompetent", which they never did, and link to an article on TechCrunch (Pando's nemesis) which also doesn't use the word "incompetent". So, Pando, where exactly did the word "incompetent" come from? Oh, you mean that YOU attributed that to GoDaddy?
Kinda hard to keep taking Pando seriously when it's just making crap up and sticking its own opinion on the front page as "news"... seriously, go to journalism school already.
1 year, 3 months ago on GoDaddy: We Weren’t Hacked, We’re Incompetent
"Curate"? Really? Yet another misused buzzword as pathetic as "disrupt".
For those "writers" (*snort*) and "editors" (*cough*) that don't have any idea what the REAL meaning of the word "curate" is, here's a nice little story for you. Enjoy.
1 year, 3 months ago on This Curation Trend has One Big Problem: Scale
Wow, two things obviously wrong with this "article":
1. This attack didn't "Takes [sic] the Web with It".
2. Anonymous didn't claim responsibility.
Work on your accuracy before posting. Or maybe just read the article you're citing as news, it has the facts you got wrong.
1 year, 3 months ago on GoDaddy Goes Down, Takes the Web with It
Slow news day, Pando?
1 year, 3 months ago on WordPress Staffer Petitions Dems to Enlist Betty White as Obama’s Opening Act
No, only the hipsters pack up and go to Burning Man, and delude themselves into believing their doing something unique and special - when the reality is that 60,000 other people are doing exactly the same thing, which kinda is, um, not really very special... SF without hipsters will truly be a magical place.
1 year, 3 months ago on Why I Don’t Worry About Missing Burning Man
This is what happens when people think of sitting behind their keyboard or tapping away on their phones as "being social" - it's not, it's called being reclusive. I can't tell you how many times in recent weeks I've heard women talk about how so many male techies have absolutely no clue how to have a simple conversation with a woman - it makes me wonder how many of those guys work for "social" and "media" companies. I bet it's a lot.
Yeah, it's time for people to start realizing that to be truly "social", you have to interact with a person in real life, not just post to some forum, message board, or Facebook.
1 year, 3 months ago on Face It Silicon Valley, You’re Socially Awkward. Now, Fix it.
"Dear Calm - I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that this is (1) your fault and (2) fixable. The bad news is that you’re an asshole."
Touché, good sir, touché.
1 year, 4 months ago on Dear Startup Genius: Choosing Co-Founders, Burning Out Employees, and Lean vs. Fat Startups
1 year, 4 months ago on Pandohouse Rock Vol 2: What Will the $2.5B Mars Rover Actually Do?
The best part of all these ads is the hot flight attendant; the remainder basically sucks. Sorry, Apple, these ads fail. I've already forgotten them. Except for the hot flight attendant. ;-)
1 year, 4 months ago on Ken Segall: Why Steve Jobs Never Put Customers in Ads
@jasonkolb Hm, let's see... Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak literally changed the world by introducing it to the first mass-market personal computer. Mark Zuckerberg just came out with a better version of MySpace. Come on, let's get real here and get some perspective.
1 year, 4 months ago on Facebook Doesn’t Need a New CEO, Reuters Needs a New Technology Writer
Hm, the ponderously dangerous waters of taking sides as a journalist... the biggest assets a journalist has is their objectivity and that people perceive them as being unbiased. Why risk this getting into a spat with another writer about Facebook?
Sorry, I've really liked much of what I've seen with Pando so far, particularly PandoMonthly, but I beg you, please remain above the fray. There's enough crappy blog trash out there like Business Insider, VentureBeat and TechCrunch. I have high hopes for Pando and want it to become what this valley sorely needs: real, objective, and insightful journalism, not fanboy blogging.