Dec 17, 2008

TechCrunch--a leading role in the new generation of mass-media technology

Technology Web logs, just as the technology itself, are very much rapid in posting news, analyses, and opinions on launches of latest technologies, developments, events, start-ups, etc. The authors of these Web logs are completely professional and earn money through advertisement being placed on their Web logs. Some of these Web logs are managed internationally and updated from all over the world. They have to be stand-by and sharp enough their e-nose and e-ears, almost 24-hourly, to capture the news, before other bloggers exceed. Some of these bloggers "complain of weight loss or gain, sleep disorders, exhaustion and other maladies born of the nonstop strain of producing for a news and information cycle that is as always-on as the Internet". This issue even causes some arguments about the potential deaths in this new profession.

One of these Web logs is TechCrunch which is managed and updated by several authors internationally. TechCrunch has been founded on June 11, 2005 by Micheal Arrington. It is “a Web log dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies”. TechCrunch is co-edited by Michael Arrington and Erick Schonfeld.

TechCrunch has received the following coverage:

Heather Harde (CEO)

Heather Harde, is the CEO of TechCrunch and she regards that as “a wonderful new adventure”. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Harvard Business School, and has spent the last ten years working within News Corporation, such as, Fox Interactive Media, News America Marketing, TVGuide and ASkyB.

Micheal Arrington
(Founder, Co-Editor)
Micheal Arrington is, if not the most prominent, but one of the most distinguished tech-bloggers in the World, such that he has becomes number 2 in the Forbes’s Top 25 Web Celebrities and also one of the 25 most influential people on the Web by Business Week. He educated in economics and law at Stanford.

Also noteworthy to say that, TechCrunch according to Twingly, the social blog search engine, on Tuesday, December 16, is “the most important Web log” both in “All languages” and also in “English”. (Review the post of TechCrunch on that in here)

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