Quote of the Day: Shel Israel on the Gizmodo CES Prank

“Gizmodo’s poor judgement amazes me. Not only do they give bloggers in general a black eye. But they are gadget guys and this is the biggest show of the year for them.”

Shel Israel commenting on the Gizmodo team CES prank. The Gizmodo editors went around the Consumer Electronic Show floor shutting down TV screens with a remote control during demo presentations. Many conference organizations already think that bloggers shouldn’t be considered “journalists” and be invited to cover paid events. As such, we should not be giving them more reasons to think that. In any traditional media, these guys would be gone in an instant. There’s a reason we call it pro-blogging…

Quote of the Day: Shel Israel on the Gizmodo CES Prank

“Gizmodo’s poor judgement amazes me. Not only do they give bloggers in general a black eye. But they are gadget guys and this is the biggest show of the year for them.”

Shel Israel commenting on the Gizmodo team CES prank. The Gizmodo editors went around the Consumer Electronic Show floor shutting down TV screens with a remote control during demo presentations. Many conference organizations already think that bloggers shouldn’t be considered “journalists” and be invited to cover paid events. As such, we should not be giving them more reasons to think that. In any traditional media, these guys would be gone in an instant. There’s a reason we call it pro-blogging…

Montreal Blogger Dinner with Shel Israel, Author of Naked Conversations

Thanks to my good friend Marc Snyder who took upon himself to organize it, Montreal bloggers will have the chance to have a Blogger Dinner with Shel Israel, co-author of Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers. Shel will be in Montreal to serve as keynote speaker for an Infopresse Web 2.0 conference.

I had the chance to meet Robert Scoble, the other co-author, at Google Zeitgeist 2005 and I’m definitely looking forward to that one.

Details can be found on Marc’s blog and on Shel’s blog.

Update: I just realized that I did not put the date: February 21st, 2007