Friday, April 21, 2006

Fortune... wrong again.

In the latest Fortune (I'm actually a fan of the magazine - just not their predictions), on page 76 they state:

"Where the ACTION IS... Here are some of the sites that are making the Net hot again.

1. Yub Social networking meets discount shopping
2. Craigslist
3. Facebook
4. Gawker
5..."and so on... the rest is too banal.

Now I like Craigslist, but I'm not sure I'd describe the site as "where the ACTION IS". The worst reference however, is Yub as the #1 "hot" site. Checking Alexa, Yub's traffic peaked last year and is heading way south (as in Antarctic). In fact, Yub is so "hot" that one of the sites most visited by Yub users (per Alexa) is www.ultimatehosenozzle.com (apparently the only hoze nozzle you will ever need). Okie-doke.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Jeffrey McManus said...

And...where's MySpace? Embarassing.

That kind of story gets written when a news editor sees a competitor do something like this and harangues the beat reporter to some up with a similar/better story. The reporter, embarassed and annoyed, pulls something out of his ass and this kind of story is what results.

11:26 AM  

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