MSN Spaces Presented by Scoble

Reading some Scoble on my vacation and came across this:

4.5 million MSN Spaces created in four months

Congrats MSN Spaces on getting to 4.5 million. Funny, now other teams are asking me to attack them like I attacked MSN Spaces.

Am I reading this right? Is Scoble taking credit for MSN Spaces success? Yikes. Two points: First, when is Robert going to get tired of “shocking us with a new business paradigm”? You know sometimes the old paradigm works too. Second, adding 4.5 million websites about how some chick hates the subway isn’t actually contributing to the common good. MS should figure out how I can upgrade my Office 97 for less than a paycheck rather than giving away blogging space to people who have nothing to say.

Speaking of having nothing to say, I’m going back in my hole.

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5 thoughts on “MSN Spaces Presented by Scoble

  1. Okay, I’ll bite. If their success is IN SPITE, then why would would other groups be asking for the same treatment. Wouldn’t it be easier to succeed NOT in spite of something. I think so, but I’m just a lowly Excel guy.

  2. Dick – did that bug eat your brain up?:-) – Man, the guys saying that his rant made poeple go and sign up, and others wanted him to slag them off too, well it makes sense to me anyway.

    I do agree with your point though, but MS want to own the whole world, and blogs are part of that now – and where else are all those .net/office 2003 add gonna go?

  3. I know exactly what he’s saying. When I asked if he was taking credit, he said no. If people signed up because of his rant, then he deserves credit. If they didn’t, then he doesn’t.

    My point is that if he would have given it a good review, more people would have signed up. The “other teams” should be asking for good reviews, not attacks.

    I just think the whole tone of the post is stupid. I’m just going to unsubscribe from Scoble for a while and see if I can get some of the angries out of my blood.

  4. Sorry Dick I dont agree with you on this one. without beeing to anal he’s my thinking (if your intrested)

    “When I asked if he was taking credit, he said no. If people signed up because of his rant, then he deserves credit. If they didnít, then he doesnít.”

    If i’m drunk and i crash my car in to a old house that then gets insurance money and a nice new house, do i get credit for the new house? Of course not. So in this case people signed up in spite of(in spite of becasue he was trying to discourage poeple) and because of, (because if he had not of rasied the topic in the first place no one would have signed up), so no credit becasue he not achive what he wanted, in this case blame, might be the right word!

    “a good review, more people would have signed up. The ìother teamsî should be asking for good reviews, not attacks.”

    If a good review always leads to more people signing up then yes your logic is fine, but the asumtion is just that. It’s not that hard to belive a bad reviwe could stir more intrest than a good one – right?

    hummmm


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