“Instead, it would present readers with a continuum from original articles and videos to curated streams by topic. The curated streams would combine Tweets from the staff writers and editors with those of other journalists, entrepreneurs, and experts for any given topic or section. These streams would be unpacked Flipboard-style into a magazine-like layout, but with more filters to show trending stories and highlight the ones which are getting the most buzz.”—iPad Mags Need a New Blueprint
I’ve confronted more than my share of commenters in the last five years and more often than not, whenever they get an email asking why they said ______ about _______, they always start their response with an apology.
Alternative Theory: Arrington felt the need to reassert his editorial independence. He can’t look like a shill for his new corporate overlords four months in – his (comparatively meager) audience needed to see that. Regardless, having spent time with both members of Engadget and TechCrunch, we’ve got two massive egos at play. This won’t end well.