Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, January 09, 2003
# 12:02:00 AM:


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The DayPop Top 40 is a good measure of buzz in the blogging techie community. As of 11:40 p.m., fully 19 of the top 40 news items (and 7 of the top 10) were about Apple's recent Macworld product announcements or closely related technologies, like the KHTML rendering engine in the new Safari browser.

I've never seen such a heavy weighting for one set of topics at DayPop, but I think it's because Apple's announcements hit a broad audience: hardware types (the new big and small PowerBooks), open-source advocates (Safari/KHTML and the new X11 application), snowboarders (the Burton jacket), Microsoft-bashers (Safari goes head-to-head with Internet Explorer, and Keynote guns for PowerPoint), wireless enthusiasts (Bluetooth and AirPort Extreme/802.11g), freebie-chasers (iPhoto 2, iMovie 3, and iTunes 3), video editors (Final Cut Express), and so on.

I guess market share isn't everything.


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