I am a featured “reader” on BusinessWeek this morning for commenting on an IBM cloud story by Steve Hamm yesterday. Shirley Brady, the “Community Editor” at BusinessWeek informed me of that. In turn, I often cite (and often disagree with) Steve and other BW writers on my blogs.
On my own blog on IBM’s announcement, a couple of Gartner analysts commented. And in turn linked to their own blogs.
Tom Wailgum who writes for CIO magazine was a guest columnist on my Technology and My Hobby series.
What a difference in the four years since I started blogging. Much richer content as you get a convergence of analyst depth, journalist precision, blogger irreverence and checks and balances crowds increasingly provide. More customized to the consumer as RSS and other reader tools mature. More timely – some would say intensely so - with the spread of social tools like Twitter and Facebook.
Of course, media and analyst and blogger business models are still shaking out. Painfully so. But as this blog catalogs, that is the nature of disruptive trends.
In a garage somewhere, some kid is working on the next Twitter which synthesizes all these feeds and perspectives and counter-points – and changing its tag line
“What are you