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February 12, 2009

Dave Winer has yet to hang his pajamas

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Dave Winer wrote a rebuttal to Daniel Lyons’ piece on the latter’s hanging of the blogging pajamas. “There’s no money in blogs.” says Lyons. Winer on the other hand says there is — he just made 2 million:

So when I told you I made over $2 million with this blog, why did you immediately look for ads? I can save you the trouble — there aren’t any. And in the 12 years this blog has been here there has never been an ad on this blog. With a caveat, unless you count me talking about my products. Because I do talk about my products here. I try to stay as balanced as I can, but of course I tilt toward the positive. I have a bias — I wouldn’t have made the products if I didn’t think they were good. But like all people with real products I know they’re not perfect, sometimes they’re imperfect, and I try to be honest about that. [quote]

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July 7, 2008

Dave Winer launches Tech.Newsjunk

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Dave Winer, of Scripting News fame, has launched a new site called tech.newsjunk.com, a Memetracker of sorts following technology product news.

Having long been unhappy with the sort of news highlighted by TechMeme, Dave writes of the new site:

I created the site because I wasn’t getting enough news about products. It’s that simple. I’m interested in the other stuff too, the finance, trends, parties, puppets — but that’s adequately covered on TechMeme. What wasn’t getting through is the stuff I, as a product developer, care the most about — news about products. And the interesting new products I’d find wouldn’t make it onto the bus. If it got bought by Google or Microsoft, that would likely show up on TM, or if a VC invested a lot of money in it. But I like to find out when things are small, before other people invest. Permalink to this paragraph

It’s important to note that the Tech NewsJunk, like the political one, does not have original content, it just points to the sites that are producing the relevant stories.

I’ve been reading tech.newsjunk.com since it’s launch on July 4th and have noticed a number of stories and links that would likely have never drifted onto my TechMeme radar screen – it may do the same for you.

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