Category Archives: blogonomics

Colarusso on Blogonomics

Dan Colarusso, who used to run portfolio.com, has now moved over to join Henry Blodget’s blogshop. It’s quite a change of pace, as he explained to me in an IM conversation this afternoon: Felix Salmon: So! You’ve been on the … Continue reading

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Why Does Bookstaber Hate Blogs?

Rick Bookstaber appeared on a panel with a couple of FT Alphaville bloggers last night; "whether they become viewed as journalists," he rather cattily writes, "time will tell". Bookstaber essentially says that blogs are "the cognitive equivalent of a string … Continue reading

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The Blog Stigma

Today marks a small step in the acceptance of blogs as legitimate news sources: Mayor Bloomberg took two questions from Gothamist’s Jen Chung during a press conference about a mysterious maple syrup smell. But more than four years after Gothamist … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: Nick Denton, Value Investor

Is Nick Denton going shopping? It certainly seems that way: he tells Fishbowl NY that "there are a couple of struggling properties that we’re looking at". How could Denton be looking to buy up new web properties even as he’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Atlantic’s Business Channel

Finance, it would seem, is hot these days. Four months after Slate launched its spin-off finance site, The Big Money, the Atlantic has followed suit, with its own business channel. Like TBM, there’s lots of green in the color scheme … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: Wallstrip Goes From $5 Million to Zero

The message on the Wallstrip home page is upbeat: Happy Birthday to us That’s right, two years of pure web video stock market fun. The market’s slowing down, but we’re not! Except, Wallstrip has slowed down all the way to … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: Consumerist Sold to Consumers Union

You think you can’t sell media properties in the middle of a recession? Think again: Nick Denton has managed to sell Consumerist for what Peter Kafka describes as "something in the mid-six figure range" — the kind of money that … Continue reading

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Ben Stein Watch: Now on NYTimes.com

The NYT has a contributor’s page for Ben Stein; I go there at weekends to see whether he’s lobbed another softball in my direction. What I never dreamed, however, was that I could hit those balls straight back onto nytimes.com, … Continue reading

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Blogonomics, Grey Lady Edition

Five years after blogging went mainstream and more than seven years after the WSJ’s editorial page launched Best of the Web Today, the Grey Lady is finally dipping its toe into the editorial blogosphere. If you saw this news story … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: Blodget’s Shopping List

At the end Daniel Roth’s profile of Henry Blodget and Alley Insider, he reveals that Blodget and his main shareholder, Kevin Ryan, might want to go shopping: Blodget is broadening beyond tech to get ready for what he sees as … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: Conflicts of Interest

Dan Abrams’ new shop — a kind of Gerson Lehrman for media professionals — claims that it will "bend over backwards to make sure that there are no conflicts or ethical issues that arise", but that hasn’t stopped Gawker’s Ryan … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: The End of Micropublishing?

I don’t fully understand Nick Denton’s decision to fold Valleywag into Gawker. Gawker’s readers don’t care about Silicon Valley gossip, and Valleywag’s readers don’t care who was spotted having lunch at Michael’s yesterday. What’s more, Gawker’s clearly having difficulty selling … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: The Cost-Benefit of Bloggers

Thanks very much to Tyler and Brad for the kind words; I hope to be here for a while yet. But Tyler also makes an interesting point about blogonomics: Media, like new library books, are being hurt by the downturn … Continue reading

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Might Blackstone Go Private?

At lunch today with Mick Weinstein of Seeking Alpha, I wondered whether Blackstone, which currently has a market capitalization of around $2 billion, might not be a takeover candidate. After all, it would be something of a jewel for many … Continue reading

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When Bloggers Debate

On November 2, the Economist is returning to the magnificent Gotham Hall for its debate series, part of its Off the Page weekend of events. The first debate features bloggers Clive Crook and Will Wilkinson attacking the idea of corporate … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: When Blogs and Links are Second-Class

Econoblogs are now mainstream enough that even the Richmond Fed is publishing articles about them — even if this one is the kind of article which doesn’t exist in HTML format; explains that blog is "short for web log" and … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: Gawker Kills Pay-Per-Pageview

A couple of interesting developments in the world of blogonomics: First, Gawker’s Nick Denton has, at least for the time being, killed his pay-per-pageview model. It’s predicated on the idea that advertising revenues will rise with pageviews, but the outlook … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: Blodget Poaches Carney

This is not the best time to be looking for work — unless, it seems, you’re a financial blogger. Henry Blodget has just poached John Carney, Dealbreaker’s editor in chief, to run his financial blog, Clusterstock — although Carney says … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: Brand Theft

If you name your blog something generic like The Flack or The Big Picture, you can hardly be surprised or hurt if and when someone else in the infinite expanses of the blogosphere goes ahead and uses the same phrase. … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: What CFAs Read

Professional investment advisors don’t spend much time reading blogs, according to an article by Susan B. Weiner CFA which was brought to my attention by Yves Smith: When the CFA Institute tried to find sources for this story, most people … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: Daily Candy Sold for $125 Million

I’ll get this out of the way immediately: Daily Candy isn’t really a blog, it’s more of an email newsletter. But still, this is impressive: after buying the company in 2003 for what seemed at the time to be the … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: The Flame Warriors

Don’t mess with Jim Cramer. He went to Harvard, you know. You swear a whole lot, but sometime you may want to learn the proper usage of “than” and “then”. Your “even than” manages to make you look even less … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: Gawker’s Latest Pay Cut

Choire Sicha has the latest update on Gawker’s payroll, and it’s pretty ugly. Gawker writers get paid per pageview, remember, and that pay, as of the beginning of Q3, has fallen by 23%, from $6.50 to $5.00 per thousand pageviews. … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: The Subscription Model

Since September, Jack Ciesielski’s Accounting Observer blog has been hidden behind a subscription firewall. That’s not a great way to get inbound links or traffic, obviously. But does it make sense for other reasons? I asked Jack why he’s hiding … Continue reading

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Blogonomics: Market Manipulation

For the past week, anybody going to this page at Seeking Alpha has found a blog entry that isn’t there. There are 42 comments, untouched. But the actual blog entry, we’re told, "has been removed, pending investigation of claims of … Continue reading

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