A hacker got his way into Daniel Brusilovsky’s blog network Teens in Tech and shared some details with Net News Daily. Among those is the actual numbers on the network, and it puts Brusilovsky’s previous numbers in questionable doubt. This is what he said in an interview from the BlogHer conference, also found via the Net News Daily story, when talking about the size of Teens in Tech network: “About 10,000 regular subscribers”.
Problem is, the hacker found something else. Net News Daily says it is “a base 400-odd people, 150 of which, we can reveal, are spam accounts”, according to the hacker.
Brusilovsky clarified the situation in a blog post, and also commented on the numbers:
I also wanted to personally clarify some of the numbers quoted in the reports, which suggest I have overstated our current position. We are in the early phase of our network. We are proud of what we have accomplished so far, and have aggressive growth plans. At this time, we have more than 400 active users, and 600 over our network sites. These sites see more than 10,000 individual accesses monthly, and are expanding.
So “about 10,000 regular subscribers” is pushing it a bit, but maybe he meant unique visitors, or the total amount of RSS subscribers. Hard to tell, but it isn’t hard to draw the conclusion that the previous numbers might be a bit bloated.
We decided that by joining forces, our projects could help each other vastly. We figured that YBN and TinT complement each other very nicely. TinT offers a place where teens can get set up with a free blog, while YBN offers a community for young bloggers to collaborate, communicate, and grow their blogs and projects.
Youth Bloggers Network is run by Patrick DeVivo, 15 years old. read more
This unusual event, the brain child of Daniel Brusilovsky of Daniel Brusilovsky of Teens in Tech and Apple Universe, and his business partner, Sam Levin, will gather together some of the most brilliant teen minds, and former teen minds, in one room to talk web and multimedia technology.
This one day event in San Francisco will bring teen and adult participants together with some of the hottest teens and former teens in web technology, development, and multimedia technology. Speakers include:
You got to love the underdog, especially when it is a 15 year old teenager that gets featured, nay hyped, on TechCrunch. Daniel Brusilovsky is getting a lot of praise and encouragement, probably rightly so, although I have no idea if his first project, the teen blog host Teens in Tech, is something special. It is in private alpha, but Jason Kincaid has obviously seen it, since he describes it like this: read more