Scoble confirms he is leaving Microsoft. And does it by being generous to Microsoft. Never met the man but have always found this blogging pioneer extremely responsive to his readers. Must have taken him a huge amount of effort given his following. I once emailed him about a blogging ethics question and he sent back his cell phone and offered to discuss. So, I guess it is not surprising to see how blog world, not just his readers, reacted to the news on what should have been a slow Saturday night.
It was my night out with my 12 year old son. I wanted to go see the new movie Cars. He did not say it but at his age it is not cool to seen in an animated movie with your old man. So we settled on his favorite restaurant and a trip to the book store which has WI-FI. He settled in to his manga comics, me on the laptop.
9.45 PM EST -I read Tom
Foremski's post on Scoble (Bloglines reported it as filed 9.27 pm).
9.54 I file my post
11:00 Leave bookstore, head home
11.30 At home, see Techmeme has just reported it (It only lists 2 blogs - Tom's and mine - at this point)
11.45 Om files his version. Like a good journalist he has tried to verify the rumor.
12.07 Sunday AM - Jason files.
12.09 Matthew files
1.00 While I sleep, Typepad shows just about every hit on my blog is about Scoble (click below to see larger version of extract from Typepad stats)
2:15 Scoble confirms
10:00 Techmeme - shows since it first ran it at 11.30 last night there are at least 50 blogs reporting it, and we are still just in Sunday morning!
In the mean time, Paul Kedrosky is busy trolling through SEC's EDGAR and finds this gem. Nothing to do with Scoble, but he would be proud at the investigative skills of a fellow blogger.
What can I say - just another exciting Saturday night in blog world! More exciting then the World Cup...