I didn't win.
October 13, 2000 12:31 PM   Subscribe

I didn't win. But Mr. Kottke gets his props in Slate. Now I'm wondering whether that is good or bad.
posted by lescour (13 comments total)
"Web log" ... ack.
posted by sudama at 12:47 PM on October 13, 2000

I'd be curious to see the correlation between the number of entries and the appearance of the contest on Kottke, MeFi, and the rest of the blogging community.

I work for (grumble) a Marketing agency and so we spend alot of time using the word "leverage" in reference to different communities, especially online communities. I've wondered (to myself) about just how large and powerful a community bloggers can be if used correctly.

Imagine if someone paid a Kottke-like weblogger to talk about a certain product. What? You think your favorite morning show personalities do skits and bits around certain events in your neighborhood because they actually LIKE that stuff?

Now I need to convince my boss that my pitiful site traffic is worth $5,000...
posted by perplexed at 1:36 PM on October 13, 2000

I got my free TiVo Wednesday--the 30-hour model. I immediately cancelled my subscription (I had to pay the $9.95 for one month that I'd agreed to when I entered the contest, though I almost wriggled out of it). I've registered on eBay, and am planning on listing the box on Monday, once I write some snappy ad copy. Lessee what my $9.95 investment brings me....
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:46 PM on October 13, 2000

Perplexed, if you know anyone at Olympus USA, by all means have them ship a C-3030 digital camera to me immediately. I'll quietly convert my sites to "photo blogs" and pimp the wonderful features daily. From my position, I stand to spread the wonders of high end digital photography to the masses. I can be that tastemaker, I am a one-man tipping point.

It'll be between just you and me. Shhh, keep it under your hat.

posted by mathowie at 2:45 PM on October 13, 2000

(topic drift underway)

i just got an olympus c-3030, mathowie. it is pricey, but i'm completely happy with it. i just need to find some good stuff to take pictures of.
posted by lescour at 2:57 PM on October 13, 2000

Olympus won't crack, Matt. Lord knows I tried. I pimped the fabulousness of my C2000-Z for *months* and I know I sold more than one unit for them... and I got squat. Of course, I'd be willing to give them another chance.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 3:07 PM on October 13, 2000

"H0tt digital action"? Is that sort of thing even legal in these parts?
posted by pnevares at 3:24 PM on October 13, 2000

I'm finally vindicated. My girlfriend will be receiving her free TiVo next week.
posted by holgate at 10:03 AM on October 14, 2000

Buy my TiVo.
posted by MrMoonPie at 3:14 PM on October 17, 2000

Anybody seen that Tivo commercial where the dad is trying to make his son like manly sports, and ends yelling at the boy for dancing around like a figure skater? I am very disappointed in all of you for supporting this homophobic product.
Mr MoonPie, the sunglasses next to your ebay name, and your zero rating, make me think you are suspicious. I am watching you. Seriously, I hope you make a lot of money off it.
posted by thirteen at 3:29 PM on October 17, 2000

But somehow I think $150 is a touch ambitious, though I could be the first in the UK to own one....Nah, I'm holding out for a Cuecat :-)
posted by Markb at 3:38 PM on October 17, 2000

So far, so good. My minimum bid has been met. We'll see how things go over the weekend.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:18 AM on October 20, 2000

TiVo SOLD for $234.50!
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:02 AM on October 22, 2000

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