July 14, 2008

Pendulum Swinging Back?

Pendulum Swinging Back?

The TechCrunch news du jour is that Jason Calacanis has stopped blogging and is instead using email to communicate with his circle. 

It’s interesting to note that after months (years?) of “email is dead” stories specifically around blogging, RSS feeds, and social media in general, the pendulum seems to be swinging back to email.  You should read Jason’s words yourself, but his notes are mainly that there’s too much noise and self-promotion in the blogosphere, while email promotes intimacy and efficiency.

Not surprisingly, TechCrunch is a doubter, but we’ll have to see.

3 responses to “Pendulum Swinging Back?”

  1. spamfighter says:

    RSS is different from email is different from RSS. I was thinking just yesterday how much more I enjoy reading publications by RSS (in part because tagged addresses I've handed out to publications have been compromised, and they garner a ton of spam), but also like the immediacy of email, a push not pull paradigm, for other communications – discussion lists, marketing information, and so on. They will coexist happily, together.

  2. Mike says:

    So how about becoming profitable and making some $$$? Matt, dow 30 just hit a fair value this week based on the P/E ratio. How about RP?

  3. Mike says:

    No? No way? Or it's not a goal at all?