Wednesday, January 02, 2008

W00t! I Got Anonymously Quoted in New York Magazine!

The Givewell debacle over on MetaFilter continues to snowball, and now New York magazine has picked up the story. One of their quotes was one of my snarks. Hooray, my spitefulness and vindictive behavior finally pays off! Well, not really. Since I didn't actually get, you know, PAID. Or attribution, either. Oh well.

Interesting that something I posted less than an hour ago was quoted online elsewhere within the hour, and I began blogging about it minutes later. The Internet is happening in real time, people.


Loretta Nall said...

Things like this happen to me all the time. We were just talking about that recently. See....this is what I am talking about.

A said...

If there's one thing that MeTa makes clear, it's that there's really only two kinds of online trainwrecks -- those that sputter out quickly and those that erupt out of control beyond all rational belief. Like some of MeFi's most classic flameouts, that thread just continued to top itself time and time again.

Surprising that no one's dropped in with a "commenting in an epic thread" just yet.