"People sometimes talk about the Internet as if it somehow supplants or replaces personal relationships. But in practice, it often acts as a force multiplier for them."
— Matthew Yglesias (via soupsoup)
"We are not perfect."
Steve Jobs, Apple
(Some would call this quote newsworthy unto itself). This apple semi-fanboy will reserve judgment, though I’m in no hurry yet to reserve an iPhone 4.
"If you are going to put your name out there in the public sphere, as a celebrity, or an athlete, or a media member, or just a stupid blogger, you have to recognize that there will be many people who do not appreciate what you do. You have to have a thick skin; if you wanted to live in a world where no one called you out in a public sphere, you probably should have been a banker."
Will Leitch, Someone Hates You Online. Try Not To Be Offended.
I read this a while back and it felt appropriate today.
Glad I thought about this (at least a little) before posting my Syracuse fan rant last Friday, but I was definitely struck by just how fast and furious the reactions came. Hey, all traffic is good traffic, right?
That said, it might have been a good idea to get Google Ad Sense up and running before the 3,000 site visit onslaught — maybe I could have used “all that revenue” to buy a sandwich. :)