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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Update: End of an Era: Goodbye Slashdot

Today ReadWriteWeb documents the irrelevance of Slashdot.

- ReadWriteWeb

—- original post 9/20/06——

When I first got into this geo writing biz (2000) I found a few websites I read regularly. Along the way someone I really respect told me I should read Slashdot - everyday. And, he was right; I needed to read Slashdot back then at least in part because no one else did! But that was before the rest of the world caught up with blogs and RSS feeds and frankly, good coverage of technology.

Now I find the things I read on Slashdot (at noon EST) I heard on NPR that morning while lying in bed! And, now I have so many other eyes looking at geospatial for me on Planet Geospatial and elsewhere. And I have even more eyes looking at technology. So, bye-bye Slashdot. I’ll probably keep a feed for you for a while, just in case…

Now, many have said that Digg is the new Slashdot. I never read it and based on Slashdot’s drop in my ratings, I probably never will, though I know it uses a different model.

So, as I say goodbye to Slashdot, is there anything I should be reading everyday?

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/29 at 08:47 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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