There’s always something to howl about v. The Nagging Question

I can’t seem to get this out of my head. Call it the Dustin effect.

If Dustin was hired by as the Director of Interactive Marketing, and was teaching Realtors how to blog way back in early 2007, why are the Active Rain boys surprised that was developing a blog platform? What made them think that wouldn’t proceed with that product if they didn’t purchase Active Rain?

and yet…

Dustin was openly critical of Active Rain when he first joined (December, 2006) . Why would make an offer for Active Rain when its Director of Interactive Marketing had little good to say about the platform?
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5 Comments so far

  1. dustin September 27th, 2007 11:48 pm

    no comment. 😉

  2. Greg Swann September 27th, 2007 11:50 pm

    I can’t speak to anything specifically about Dustin’s work at Move, Inc., but all of the weblogs are built on WordPress Multi-User. Jay and Jonathan have played with the blogs, but what I’ve seen there suggests nothing in the way of innovation beyond WPMU. I’m sure they’ve customized the code for their own uses, but not in any way that pops out.

    There’s more, and I left this out of my post: There is nothing technologically complicated about weblogging software. Everything is well understood, and coding a weblogging platform is more about vigor than rigor. I wrote a weblogging platform we use internally in half-a-day. I don’t think AR has a case of any sort, but it is obvious that Move, Inc., did not borrow technology from ActiveRain.

  3. Brian Brady September 28th, 2007 12:01 am

    “no comment”

    Chicken. JK- thanks for the wink

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