Calacanis Throws Jarvis To Mat

On NPR last week, Jeff Jarvis was asked whether, like radio and TV before us, the internet and blogs are naturally forming into networks.
He said, “The internet kills networks.”
Jarvis is the director of the new media program the City University of New York’s new Graduate School of Journalism. Professors like to make sweeping pronouncements. Big whoop.
But Jason Calacanis begs to differ. For him–the co-king of blog networks–this latest Jarvisism is a big deal.

I’m so tired of Jeff Jarvis claiming to be a huge expert on blogging. What has Jeff done to become such a huge expert on bloggging? Sure, he runs a decent personal blog, and has done so for a long time? However, Jeff is tapped as this expert on the business of blogging and he’s never made any money from blogging (except maybe what paid him).

Why a guy who just cashed a $25 to $35 million dollar check from AOL, is worked up about Jarvis, it is hard to say. Is the proof not in the pudding?



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.