Robert Scoble amazes me in many ways. In his recent post “Scoble can’t be more wrong” he links to quite a few posts of people ripping his videos from the day before in his post Why Mahalo, TechMeme, and Facebook are going to kick Google’s butt in four years.
I admire Robert’s willingness to recognize, acknowledge, and link to his own roasting and bad press. Some of the more scathing comments from Robert’s post:
SEOmoz (in a post where he ripped almost every opinion I had to shreds): “I used to respect Robert Scoble’s opinions.”
Uncov: “Robert Scoble Actually Makes You Dumber.”
Karl Martino: “Scoble can’t be more wrong.”
Paul Glaszowski: “How ridiculous it is would be for anyone – anyone with a decent supply of sense, anyhow – to think Google will be divested of its crown by entities like Facebook and Mahalo simply due to a lack of the human intervention or “supplication” in its search process.”
At least he wasn’t physically slapped in the face with a fish like the picture. There was also a negative comment from Valleywag, but that doesn’t seem to be anything new from what I have read. With some of the news I have seen, Valleywag appears to be the online, Silicon Valley based, equivalent of the Enquirer. I wouldn’t be surprised to read on Valleywag, in September, that Robert has fathered some kind of bat boy.
A comment on Robert’s post by Christian Burns kind of sums it up:
Oh, the ol, “Robert Scoble Sucks” meme
But these posts and comments make me wonder:
- Are these really adding to the conversation, or just being sensational?
- Is a point reached where the sensationalism of the post, overshadows the message?
Robert once again proves his skill of getting conversations started, demonstrated by the flurry of activity generated by his post. I just hope that Robert is wearing his flame retardant underwear.