2008年7月31日,

Where You Get Your Tech News Shapes Your Tech Views

By Rob Diana ofRegular Geek(Twitter/的FriendFeed)

的FriendFeedseems to be the source of most of my interesting conversations these days. Sometimes the benefit of FriendFeed is not even the conversation itself, but finding a link to a blog post that I normally would not read. This happened this week when杰西逗留分享了一条信息to a story onnewspapergrl.com。I read a lot of what Jesse shares, but this site is one I had never read. I found the post interesting because it was about tech news and how slow things are:
I just got off the phone with my friend Chris and we talked about how we hardly blog anymore. Also about how nothing seems that exciting in tech lately. It's mostly aboutGoogle和the苹果手机over and over. Are we just cynical or have things quieted down considerably?
我不知道这是什么人想。这个iPhone的炒作过程中没有写,这是前几天写的。所以,我决定去看看,看看什么新闻被张贴在周四,7月31日。

首先,让我们看看什么TechCrunch的had to offer.


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Out of 16 stories in our selection, 4 were tech financial news, 3 streaming video stories and the remainder (9) were about various sites and their features. For a technology news site, that seems very reasonable.

读写网tends to have more opinion and review posts than TechCrunch and their stories reflect that.


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您不能从所有的头条新闻中说,但16个职位中,6人的意见和评论。柱4是关于视频,图像或移动设备。剩下的人对不同的网站和自己的特点。再次,这是信息的合理范围。

The last "heavy" technical news site I want to look at is混搭。他们往往是没有新闻重如TechCrunch的,并有更多的社交应用的重点。那么,他们怎么发布?


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走出Mashable的16个职位中,5个是关于视频,音频或图像和10人的意见或各个网站的评论。最后,有1自我宣传后。考虑到具体内容的重点,这也是合理的。所以,我们已经看过很多尝鲜阅读3个流行的科技网站。为了对比主流用户可能会读什么,我看了看什么样的故事Yahoo Tech Newslisted for the day.


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ForYahoo, we again sampled 16 stories. Of these stories, 5 were financially related, 2 were about cell phones, specifically controlling kids use and cancer risks. 3 of the stories were about server products (VMware, Microsoft "Midori", and SharePoint). 3 more stories were about video games, 2 of which were about WordScraper/Scrabulous. The last 3 stories were the Chinese internet censorship, a Blu-ray player forNetflix, and 6 Ways to Save on Groceries. A simple breakdown does not really show the difference, except for the groceries story. The 3 stories on server products were mostly business related. VMWare giving something away, another product trying to replace SharePoint, and what "Midori" could do for Microsoft.

Most of the stories on Yahoo contain little or no technical detail. You do not see anything about social networks or other social applications. There was no announcement for theSocialMedianrelease or the redesign of美味的。So, why is this important? It is important because most people are not reading about the same things that an early adopter is reading. Obviously, there will always be some overlap, but the mainstream users care about very different things. Given the various discussions about passionate users, early adopters and mainstream users, maybe we need to take a step back and think about how we bridge that gap. If you do not agree, then find your most non-technical friend and explain why they need to useTwitter的FriendFeed。如果他们问他们是否能找到超过600点的方式,以节省他们的杂货不要感到惊讶。