As much as it pissed me off when Microsoft’s Dare Obasanjo defaced my wikipedia page to prove some point (what he was really doing was hitting me back for criticizing Microsoft the day before), I’m sad to see him leave blogging. When he wasn’t being a total asshole he had some smart things to say. And I’m not being sarcastic – I mean that exactly as I wrote it.
We get a lot of calls to post our traffic stats, and we’re going to start doing more of that soon. But as a response to this, here are out January uniques from Google analytics, for TechCrunch.com alone.
I’d call PC Magazine Editor in Chief Lance Ulanoff’s article about Facebook (reprinted here by Fox News) a hit job, except that it is so utterly devoid of logic and actual analysis that it really can’t be classified as anything other than a sad commentary on the state of technology reporting in mainstream media.
His argument is that some Facebook users want to leave the service, and that this is similar to AOL subscribers wanting to leave the service in the late nineties. AOL has lost subscribers, so Facebook is certain to run into trouble, too.
Seriously, that’s his argument.
See Mathew Ingram for more. I just can’t be bothered to spend any more time on this.