TechMeme: Is There Anybody Out There?
Robert Scoble said that the Guardian is reporting there ain't a whole lot of people hangin' out at TechMeme.
That whenever he gets a story posted there, he only gets between 500 to 3,000 visits. Wah.
RoughType's Nick Carr, on the other hand, is a self-admitted TechMeme junkie, and guesses that "Techmeme must have a fairly modest, if rabid, audience. The pageviews are probably pretty high, but the unique visitor count is probably much lower."
Dude, don't burst my Internet bubble. What am I gonna tell my mom? That all those page views I've been getting are actually pings from a Google search crawler?
She doesn't even know what a search crawler is (or a ping, for that matter)!
Come to think of it, I've never seen a Google crawler in person myself. Do you think they look anything like Bigfoot?
Well, before I run off and get my TechMeme rabies shot, I'm going to admit to being guilty as charged.
I, too, am a TechMeme addict. Have been pretty much since its inception.
One, the quality of the bloggers and other media resources it picks up.
Two, its timeliness. That front page never stays the same way for long. This is the Internet fast lane, dude, get the ---- out of the way if you can't stand ever-rotating headlines!
And three, its relevance. People that get picked up there write about the stuff I want to know about.
As to all the TechMeme leaderboard hullaballoo, what are we, at the Masters (or elementary school?)?
I really could care less who's number one.
That is, unless somebody is handing out handfuls of early-in Google stock options to those near the front of the line.
In which case I hope lots of you are clicking on this blog post...over and over and over again.