It was very cool to be quoted in today’s article on RWW about Slashdot and its relevance today.
Slashdot Struggles to Remain Relevant in The Social Web
To elaborate, I think that all of the comments in the article are pretty fair. Slashdot has definitely lost relevance; this saddens me a bit as it was one of the major forces that really helped solidify my love for the web and technology in general. I recognize that there are certainly elements to the community which are a bit exclusive and not as publicly accessible as some other sites such as digg, however, I also feel that is part of the community fabric of the site. I personally have never felt any sort of community with digg or reddit or any of the other ‘aggregation’ types of sites; I have always perceived them to be web ‘features’.
In any case, I thought this was a timely and well done piece by the RWW team. Obviously journalism is a medium that is ever evolving, but this is definitely an outlet to keep an eye on. I also Slashdotted the RWW article here.