[Click on image to enlarge etc. Inspired by Robert Scoble’s recent post.]
[UPDATE- Speaking of Twitter:] My take on the recent Edelman shitstorm? Steve apologised, and John accepted the apology. Errare humanem est. Move along folks, there’s nothing more to see.
On a personal note, two thoughts:
1. Poor ol’ Steve. We all say and do things we regret, however innocently, and the shitstorm builds into some huge monster beyond one’s control. Anybody with a high-profile blog and a salaried day job will feel Steve’s pain, because THEY KNOW it might be them next time.
2. As far as this particular shitstorm goes, I suspect it a lot of it is generated not by some allegedly heinous moral breach on Steve’s part, but by a genuine [and mostly undisclosed] desire by other people to see him and his colleagues fail. I’ve been blogging long enough to be able to spot the vultures circling overhead.
[Bonus Link:] Edelman Europe’s CEO David Brain tried out Twitter. Decided it wasn’t for him.
[Disclosure: I have a relationship with Edelman, and consider them good friends of mine.]