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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?
4 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.
4 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.
7 months, 1 week 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...
7 months, 2 weeks 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.
7 months, 2 weeks 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...
7 months, 2 weeks 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?
8 months, 1 week ago on Twitter’s Response to Apple’s iPhone 5 Announcement
If she wants guaranteed eyeballs, skip those and go straight for Zynga.
8 months, 1 week 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.
8 months, 1 week 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.
8 months, 1 week 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.
8 months, 1 week ago on GoDaddy Goes Down, Takes the Web with It
Slow news day, Pando?
8 months, 2 weeks 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.
8 months, 3 weeks 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.
9 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.
9 months, 1 week ago on Dear Startup Genius: Choosing Co-Founders, Burning Out Employees, and Lean vs. Fat Startups
9 months, 2 weeks 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. ;-)
9 months, 3 weeks 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.
9 months, 3 weeks 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.
Agreed, it's definitely nothing like 1999. I had to laugh when in 2011 people were horrified that the SF apartment vacancy rate had hit 4.5% or so... they thought it was the end of the world. Yeah, right. In 1999, the vacancy rate was LESS than 1%. When you went to look at an apartment, there was typically a long line of people looking at it, and you had to show up with checkbook in hand, awesome credit, put those sucking-up-to-landlords skills in overdrive, and ready to sign your life away for outrageous rents, often for terrible apartments. When I lucked into my first apartment, the current tennant was still living there, and I had to pull the landlord aside and tell him within 5 minutes that I wanted the apartment... then we went downstairs and I wrote out a very big, very painful check on the hood of my car. So yeah, it's definitely not 1999. Thank God. (And thank Uber!)
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Record Venture Capital and IPOs Push SF Rents Up a Whopping 23%