When men break up (in public, on their blogs)

The Jason Calacanis – Dave Winer breakup news popped in my bloglines (its on the top page on TechMeme!). Does anyone else think that blogs have unleashed something in men? They have a tiff, sometimes there are hysterics, sometimes its more dignified. But these disagreements, tiffs, ends of friendships are all laid out for us to view, comment on, support or not. I don’t know about you, but I think this is different than what I have observed with men in my private life (many a time I would have appreciated more openness) :-) Has anyone else noticed this trend – men being more open on their blogs?

3 thoughts on “When men break up (in public, on their blogs)

  1. men are idiots. in this case, Winer is mostly to blame – playing the beer muscles card to the extreme. pathetic.

    as for whether or why it’s playing out more publicly on blogs, it’s just a Valley thing. This is more an indication of the extreme self-righteousness and self-involvement of our web2.0 leading lights here in the Valley. These guys are enamored of themselves, but again, in this particular case it’s mostly Winer – he’s the one pulling the punk move.

    The Valley culture of self-aggrandizement does not help matters, but these guys have taken it to a new level.

    if they actually gave a hoot about the world, they’d not care to play Days Of Our Lives on the internets.

  2. I disagree with Peter’s assertion above. I believe by referring to it as a soap opera one is in a way validating their opinion of it being such.

    I like to think everyone is becoming better at communicating. I am a big communication supporter, and I wish that my family—both during my childhood and currently—had better skills at it.

    However, I am not sure that this case is really an indicator of a new openness between men, or even netizens. There are a couple of points of contention here: the etiquette of an audience member and the idea of using a panel to sell your product. This is very much an opinion, but I don’t think either are very important when looking at the flow of conversation. I mean, how many people will be concerned with either of those on a personal level? How many of the millions of bloggers?

    My point is, if we are to look for indicators of more openness in bloggers we should look to a larger test group than two relatively eccentric internet persons (which I suppose falls in line with part of what Peter said above).

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