I haven't written up any Bitchmemes in a while, mostly because I'm too busy but also because it seems like there haven't been a lot -- at least not like last year at this time. But we're in a very different world this year -- times are tough, the economy is shit, and people are losing their jobs. Serious times don't seem conducive for long arguments about nothing in the tech blogosphere.
And maybe that's a good thing, but a little diversion now and again is always nice. And so thank God we have Robert Scoble and Mike Arrington launching into an argument about nothing tonight amid the slow holiday tech news cycle.
The topic: FriendFeed.
Arrington says Scoble is addicted to it, Scoble says all the use pays off. Like any good Bitchmeme the real answer is simple: There isn't one. That leads to a perfect storm of circular discussions on blogs, on Twitter and yes, on FriendFeed.
To quote Tyler Durden from Fight Club (as I often do in times like this), "do what you like, man."
As a sidenote, the last Bitchmeme that I wrote about (and that I labeled as such) was back in July when Jason Calacanis "quit" blogging. As I announced I was also "quitting" Bitchmeme, I wrote:
Blogs are not dead, blogging is not going to die. Calacanis will be back blogging in a few months time. Just wait until there is something he feels like he needs to talk about and actually wants people to hear. Do you think he is going to use a mailing list with a thousand people on it? No.Guess who has not only resumed using his blog but spreads his newsletters all over the blogosphere...yep. So I guess Bitchmeme can come back too now.