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Sambhar Mafia - Cooked To Kill!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Revenue stream for blogs

I seriously don’t understand what is being mentioned in the article. It says that this blog is India’s first blog to be funded by investors. The quality of the blog is far from satisfactory. Why is MSM covering such blogs when there are much more better blogs around?

9 Comments:

  • I saw this news too and the pompousness surrounding it was enough to make me move to the next news item. But by featuring it here, you have given them more publicity than warranted :-)

    By Blogger thennavan, at 11:55 AM  

  • I read this too and was as surprised as you are.

    Nothing home to write about that blog.

    By Anonymous donthecat, at 12:11 PM  

  • TCP is the foremost blog representing the thoughts, aspirations, feeling and experiences of Indian youth. Most of the content is written by those in the 16-25 age group, with professional editors mentoring them to ensure professional quality material.

    While the emphasis in the above text is mine, I am starting to wonder where the concept of blogs ends and MSM begins? I mean, when a similar case (i.e., blurring of lines) happens with any other subject, that would be taken as a positive, but when blogs seem to be the perfect antithesis to MSM, this seems to be a "I too" (grammatical error totally intentional) attempt by whoever is behind this attempt. And this thought comes to mind solely because of the presence of "professional editors" in this exercise. If the focus is to mentor future journos, then a unmonitored blog would be a perfect way to set them on that path! But this attempt seems to be something else...

    By Blogger anantha, at 12:14 PM  

  • an instant cross check reveals they just flick articles from net.

    like
    this=this + this + some other source ( i dont hv time rite now)

    stupid fellows... they shud have hired a better PR agency :-)

    By Blogger icarus prakash, at 2:45 PM  

  • When someone 'invests' ina blog it nolonger remains one - it becomes just another news/ topical site. These guys are taking away the individuality and sponteniety of blogging. The best we can do is to avoid such blogs and continue making our own paths!! Any committed blogger can easily tell the difference between a made-up site like this and a real blog...

    By Blogger 30in2005, at 6:26 PM  

  • I don't see a difference between this publicity and the full page IIPM ad :P. Spend some money and we can get an article written about us in the frontpage of a newspaper.

    -narayanan

    By Blogger narayanan, at 12:23 AM  

  • well it could be new at india but i am not sure if you guys already know about wonkette.com

    its on the good political blogs run by an company which is hiring an editor anne marie cox to write this political blog.

    ofcourse this blog may not be that good but such things are going to happen in the near future. its a gold rush and they know it.

    By Anonymous lazy, at 4:37 AM  

  • @Thennavan,
    I wanted to highlight the dubious nature of the article.

    @donthecat,
    very true

    @Anti,
    I'm with u on this. what the hell is a blog portal?

    @Icarus Prakash,
    thanks for the links...it is a direct lift

    @30in2005,
    There are so many absurd statements in this article and the investment is one such thing.

    @Ranganathan,
    There are some similarities between IIPM and this

    @lazygeek,
    I wasn't aware of Wonkette....thanks for the info. Even Global Voices Online has an editor.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 10:37 AM  

  • i saw this late but interesting, just three posts in as many months! What are they trying?

    By Blogger Mridula, at 2:42 PM  

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