Jacques Mattheij

Technology, Coding and Business

TechCrunch sets new standard for editorial behavior

Of all the publicly aired dirty laundry slugfests the message by Paul Carr in his resignation last week was one of the worst ever. Really, the level couldn’t possibly get any lower.

Or so I thought.

I don’t think I’ve ever linked to a TechCrunch article from this blog, but this time I’ll make an exception: http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/16/paul-i-accept-your-resignation/ sets an improbable new low for a new editor to an online publication. Way to go to keep the moral high ground on this one, not only is the new editor willing to lower himself to the level of those slinging mud, he’s happy to descend a little further down and shows that he cares less about the publication he works for than he cares about his own ego.

The worst part of this is that by responding like this Erick actually makes Paul look more or less right.

If there is one golden rule for even the lowliest of bloggers it is that when you are a publicly visible individual that you should grow a thick skin.

I predict TechCrunch will soon enough be featured on its own deadpool, if it won’t end up integrated in to the Huffington Post as the technology section.

What a mess, really it’s like watching a kids playground.