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Blogebrity - Real or Fake?
May 23, 2005 8:56 AM   Subscribe

Blogebrity "Isn't it about time that someone talked about bloggers?" - so reads the tagline for a new magazine, "Blogebrity". The website provides the A-, B-, and C-lists. Read the acoompanying blog. Is this real, or is it satire? Some say hoax!
posted by ericb (35 comments total)

 
God, I hope it's a hoax. The last thing the world needs is more celebrities, and the last thing bloggers need is ego food.
posted by jonmc at 9:00 AM on May 23, 2005


Hoax? Satire?

Call it what you will, but it's not "legitimate".

(or maybe the better word is "serious")
posted by Ynoxas at 9:06 AM on May 23, 2005


I for one vote we give these budding marketers lots of traffic and encouragement.
posted by fatllama at 9:09 AM on May 23, 2005


Ah ... this from Will at MSNBC:
"One of the many things I've learned in the course of writing this blog is that it's not very polite to speculate that someone else's site is a parody (particularly if it isn't one). In this case what sparks my suspicion is that Blogebrity is participating in the Contagious Media Showdown. We clicked on the Showdown when it was announced, but the official kickoff was last night. Basically it's a contest to see who can create a site and get the most traffic without advertising. (Read the rules, it's more specific than that.) So basically everyone on the list is trying stunts and strategies to get attention on the Web."
posted by ericb at 9:16 AM on May 23, 2005


Seems most of the winning entries have been mefi topics recently... *hmmm*
posted by rubin at 9:24 AM on May 23, 2005


It seems more satire than hoax.
posted by clevershark at 9:40 AM on May 23, 2005


I'm pretty sure it's a joke. If there were a magazine that seriously looked at the subject they could do better than feature the two pro bloggers everyone already knows about, no?
posted by clevershark at 9:47 AM on May 23, 2005


Moblogging blogebrities photoblogging the blogalypse of the blogosphere, blog at eleven.

Blog? Bloggerarity blogs neo-blog bloggy but synertensegreblogity blog warblogged wifiblog blogdog fuck, blog. Podblogcasting in fine blog-form bloggish blogblow trackblog blog wet, stinking lemur blogblog.

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posted by loquacious at 9:50 AM on May 23, 2005


So I'm the only one here who admits he'd read such a magazine?
posted by NickDouglas at 9:54 AM on May 23, 2005


This is interesting....
"Blogebrity is a Hoax

It's part of the Contagious Media Showdown so I'm guessing it's just a scam to get all the people on the blogroll to link to it and talk about it it. Thanks to Waxy for picking up on that.

UPDATE Uh oh... tempers raging in the comments.*

UPDATE 2 and they respond claiming that it's going to be real. I guess we'll see, could be interesting if it is legit."
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* - " 'Scam' is a pretty powerful allegation....there's no fraud at work here....just a lot of people contributing time and energy to something that you're RACING to trash any which way possible.

Yes, we ARE part of the Contagious Media Showdown.

NO, it isn't a 'hoax'....any more than Metroblogging is a local media hoax. Blogebrity is launching a full blog/magazine site, complete with a variety of rich interactive content about bloggers. There will be plenty of value/interest (beyond sheer ego) for those interested in bloggers and blogging.

Why are you so down on the idea of engaging in a conversation with the very community that you and Metroblogging are trying to profit from? We felt there was a great opportunity to use the Contagious Media platform to start a large discussion with bloggers about their own pursuits, passions, and blog experiences.

The only thing that changed, from one day ago, is that you discovered we're NOT a commercial outfit, trying to make $$$ exploiting bloggers as an advertising platform. Instead, we're just trying to use a high-profile opportunity to start a conversation, for the good of the community at large.

Perhaps we'd all be better off with videos of us crying over a bowl of Apple Jacks.

Posted by: Blogebrity on May 20, 2005 09:34 AM"
posted by ericb at 9:56 AM on May 23, 2005


"real or satire" is more of a rhetorical question these days.
posted by MillMan at 9:59 AM on May 23, 2005


There will be plenty of value/interest (beyond sheer ego) for those interested in bloggers and blogging.

That's a beautiful self-contradiction right there.
posted by Ryvar at 10:04 AM on May 23, 2005


Blogebrity? Now there's a cum stain on the dirty sheets of my psyche. Even as a joke, that word is just wrong.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:05 AM on May 23, 2005


How long until Xeni posts about this on bb in the third person?
posted by docgonzo at 10:09 AM on May 23, 2005


If you gaze long enough into the navel, sometimes the navel will gaze into you.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:12 AM on May 23, 2005


Sadly, the veiw will be obscured by lint.
posted by jonmc at 10:13 AM on May 23, 2005


It lists Drudge as a blogger. That's another failed litmus test.
posted by clevershark at 10:20 AM on May 23, 2005


Blogebrity should refer to bloggers who used to blog drunk but are now trying sobreity, at least that's what it looked like to me.

Anyway, it looks like they got their wish of lots more traffic.
posted by fenriq at 10:23 AM on May 23, 2005


Since I'm not on it, we may safely assume it's a hoax.
*snort*
posted by dong_resin at 10:38 AM on May 23, 2005


Dong!
posted by jonmc at 10:44 AM on May 23, 2005


Eyebeam. It makes sense they're connected to blackpeopleloveus.com, which was maybe the least funny thing I've ever seen on the Internet.

Even if we're all a part of the big circle jerk, I hope most of us recognize it.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:52 AM on May 23, 2005


The day you begin to worry about whether you are a blog celebrity is the day you begin to die.
posted by jscalzi at 11:34 AM on May 23, 2005


Indeed. The correct word is not bloglebrity. It is blog superstar.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:54 AM on May 23, 2005


*looks for self*

*not even on the C-list*

*cries*

*goes out and buys several dozen Victorian novels*

*all better now*

*albeit poorer*
posted by thomas j wise at 11:55 AM on May 23, 2005


Joey Michaels writes "The correct word is not bloglebrity. It is blog superstar."

And the correct word for the guy who came up with the term "blogebrity" is wanker.
posted by clevershark at 12:01 PM on May 23, 2005


As long as one the writers has an personal blog and names it "Circle Jerk Referee", I'm all for it.

"The correct word is not bloglebrity. It is blog superstar."
eh.. too Hollywood. I nominate Totally Awesome Blog SuperChampion as a more appropriate title.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:28 PM on May 23, 2005


I nominate Totally Awesome Blog SuperChampion as a more appropriate title.

Not bad. However, maybe we should settle for "The Bl0g L33t?" I realize that l33tsp34k is passe, but this allows famous bloggers to have a connection to their roots, thus "keeping it real."
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:27 PM on May 23, 2005


crap i finally make it on a cover of something and it's a hoax?!

i hate the internets.
posted by tsarfan at 3:25 PM on May 23, 2005


Chicken, chicken-chicken chicken, chicken chicken - chicken! Chicken.

Excuse me?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:29 PM on May 23, 2005


Chicken? Chicken chicken, chicken.
posted by loquacious at 4:57 PM on May 23, 2005


Ah, now I've got it. Thanks.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:43 AM on May 24, 2005


I realize that l33tsp34k is passe, but this allows famous bloggers to have a connection to their roots, thus "keeping it real.

Their roots? How does getting laid off from Fast Company and then wasting 2 years failing to write the Great American Novel have to do with l33tsp34k?
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:00 PM on May 24, 2005


Who has time to write the Great American Novel when there's MetaFilter?
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posted by kenko at 8:01 PM on May 25, 2005


Seeing that this is not a hoax. I weep for mankinds future...
posted by Dreamghost at 2:34 PM on May 26, 2005


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