I Should Have Kept My Mouth Shut

frustrated My friend Steven Hodson, got hot under the collar this week because posts of his from the Inquisitr weren’t making it on to Techmeme.

Steven’s problems weren’t caused by badly timed posts or lack of links, but apparently because Gabe Rivera doesn’t trust The Inquistr owner Duncan Riley.

I left this comment on Stevens post:

Steven, first off let me say I agree with Corvida on this one. Sit back, take a deep breath, a shot of brandy and don’t let this stuff get to you.

It’s hard to tell how much Gabe is influenced by Mike Arrington in this, if at all, (even though they are friends) and it would appear that Gabe has a genuine problem with Duncans integrity.

As for the truth behind it, I know not a jot, but I would trust that it is probably misguided as I trust YOUR judgement and wouldn’t expect that you would work anywhere that would reflect badly on your integrity.

I would suspect that until both Gabe and Duncan settle this issue then Techmeme is destined to be an Inquisitr free zone and getting yourself all worked up about it is futile my friend.

Again I recommend sitting back, relaxing, having a brandy, whiskey (or 2, or 2 of each) and let it all slide by.

That said, it would be great if Gabe and Duncan would settle this.

Damn I wish I had kept my mouth shut. Mostly.

Two days ago the story broke that there would be no more Techcrunch50 events. Loren Feldman posted a video interview with Jason Calacanis about it in the middle of the (U.S.) night, which just happened to be my Irish morning.

I quickly ran a post about it wondering if their was any truth to the puppet interview. 10 minutes later I found confirmation on Jasons twitter stream and posted again.

Needless to say I got a lot of traffic from twitter and the other networks that morning but not a sniff from Techmeme. That honor went to Paul Boutin at Venture Beat.

My post didn’t even make the discussion list even though I’d broken the story hours before anyone else (Sara and I were tracking it as we worked on other stuff).


Now, I’m aware that there are a number of reasons why my post may not have made it up there. I know it’s got nothing to do with Gabe not liking me and more than likely due to lack of linkage as this site is still building up it’s authority since the move from the old domain.

This post, is really just to say: “Steve, I know how you feel”.

I wish I’d kept my mouth shut, because even though I know why my post didn’t make it on to Techmeme, I know now how it stings when you feel you should be getting credit for something and aren’t.

I’m going to head off now for some of that brandy I recommended to Steven…