I have been reading TechCrunch since their first posts and I always liked it. Then I started reading Mashable and I falled in love with it. Then The Next Web arrived and I falled in love even more.
The problem with TechCrunch has always been the way it has been used in the past and now to cover personal stuff. This Arrington saga is just the last one of a series, not to talk about the recent Paul Carr’s resignation.
Well, you know what? I simply don’t care. In a tech blog like that, I simply want to read great stuff, trust in what I read and have the feeling there is no conflict of interests among the editor in chief, their investors and the startups being featured there. In the past, many started wondering whether we could trust TechCrunch anymore. I also had some arguments with them on Twitter and on this blog (maybe reason why Arrington blocked me on Twitter) and always found them (with some exceptions) a bit arrogant and full of themselves.
Well, the truth is probably another one. It’s not them being arrogant, it’s rather all the other tech blogs being serious, human and friendly with startups and entrepreneurs, reason why people see the difference and, as a consequence, tend to judge them (and eventually move elsewhere) in a bad way.
Ok, don’t get me wrong, despite I have been reading TechCrunch less and less already, I think they still have some great scoops that are worth a look, but just that. I don’t like gossip. I don’t like “drama”. Last but not least, I hate when blogs use stuff like that to gain more readers. They could have covered a few more startups that deserve it instead and everyone would have been happier.
What do you think?
- TechCrunch is not “Too Big To Fail” (blogworld.com)
- TechCrunch’s Arrington to start new personal blog (venturebeat.com)
- Forget TechCrunch: Arrington Is Launching A New Blog (businessinsider.com)
- TechCrunch Has Become A Clown Show (And I Totally Love It) (businessinsider.com)
- In The End, The Arrington Saga Came Down To One Final Blog Post (AOL) (articles.businessinsider.com)
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