What happens when aggregators ignore news about them?

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  1. Sid,
    I believe Seth was dismissive of FB and Twitter because he didn’t see either as true “game changers” as it relates specifically to horse racing.

    Internet wagering itself was a game changer and without it, our sport would be in even worse shape. That said, the sport has failed to capitalize on this godsend so the problem remains how to take it to the next level.

    We all know racing is an intensely data driven sport & gambling enterprise. Whoever can crack the nut and figure out a way to better marry horse racing / betting / information technology may actually grow the sport outside the dwindling customer base. It’s not only about tools & technology but social dynamics. Believe it or not, it’s something I’m working on myself.

    While I personally like Twitter and have found it useful in so many ways, I tend to agree there’s something better just around the corner.

  2. Steve, all good points from the gaming side of things, whereas I was primarily addressing the news- flow side of the equation. I would agree with your line “While I personally like Twitter and have found it useful in so many ways, I tend to agree there’s something better just around the corner.”

  3. If it wasn’t for the Paulick report I would have never found your blog. I had not heard of “Equidaily” until this post.

    After Googleing Seth Merrow this morning, he would seem to me to be a handicapper, as opposed to Paulick who if you google him seems to be a journalist.

    My point is that if you had been critical of the the Paulick Report and if it was a well written and well founded, Paulick would have put it up because it was good.

    Just saying

  4. My only Paulick link ever (as far as I’m aware) was for my first ever blogpost, named “The Paulick Distort” (you may remember, since yours was the first-ever comment on my blog too). Mr Paulick may or may not have linked to it because he thought that this post was somewhat self-mocking (courtesy of several bad wording choices), but in any case he does occasionally link to pieces critical of his opinion.
    I’m quite certain that Mr Merrow would too, although I’m not a regular on his site and therefor don’t know for sure. He probably just regards that discussion a fad about a fad (metafad?).
    Personally, I’m not a fan of Twitter, but I’m pretty sure it’s here to stay, for better or (in my opinion) for worse.

  5. Malcer, yes i do remember the clever” Paulick Distort,” as well as being the first to comment on your blog. I also know that you have been linked to Mr. Merrow’s blog — I believe he carried your excellent 10 tracks series, for one. I don’t know Mr. Merrow and I don’t know if he’d link to unfavorable posts or not

    Again, my specific points about Twitter were related to its journalistic use. Blogs like this one, as well as other social media have a place, too, in the changing paradigm of journalistic reportage (see the post where I am actually engaged in an electronic “question and answer” with Nicolas Iguacel, an assistant trainer to the Ramzan Kadyrov horses; that can’t happen in paper; the immediacy of that would be enhanced in Twitter).

    For you, The Knight Sky, and other interested observers, Twitter may in fact not be an appealing medium; but for others in the industry — including stallion farms — I can see tangible benefits to them from a marketing and branding standpoint.

    I’ve read quite a bit about it recently, from Mary Forney commenting on R2 Collective, to Alex Brown’s stuff, and these folks have actually found positive usuage from social media. As you indicate, it’s here to stay.

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