CNET Not Linking To Blogs

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Kevin Burton and others notice that CNET doesn’t link to bloggers. Oh, I’ve seen this behavior before.

It comes from the old-school “make a site sticky” attitude. There are lots of people in this industry that believe that the way you get the biggest audience is to build a roach motel. You know, get your viewers in but don’t let them leave your properties.

Problem is that doesn’t really hold up. The sites that get the most traffic send their users elsewhere. Now, go, get out of here. Enjoy the weekend. Shoo. No roach motel here. Heheh. Maryam won’t allow that!

Link: CNET and MSM Linking Policies

Speaking of Maryam, you know she moderates lots of MSDN Webcasts, right? Here’s the MSDN Webcast blog so you can keep up on the latest. What’s fun? I’m doing a webcast on September 26. I hear my wife will be moderating. So you’ll get to meet both of us, along with Jeff Julian and John Alexander who are real geeks (they write code). But, really, I’ve been listening over my wife’s shoulder while she does her webcasts. There’s a lot of interesting stuff and it’s all free to listen to.

More fun events over on the MSDN Events page. This fall is gonna be busy. We’re launching a few things that you might have heard of (coming in November is the launch of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005).

Don’t know why that’s important? Well, grab a glass of wine and read the Wine.com whitepaper where you can see how they are already using those to better run their business.

Anyway, have a great weekend. Don’t get stuck on a “sticky” site, OK?

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Robert Scoble is the founder of the Scobleizer blog. He works as PodTech.net’s Vice President of Media Development.

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