Monday, January 17, 2011

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch Criticizes Engadget - NYTimes.com

New entertainment-oriented publishing by AOL

Last week, Mr. Arrington started a five-day online sparring session with Engadget, a sister blog at AOL, accusing it in multiple online posts of being “immensely unethical” and a “plasticized caricature of a real blog.”

Joshua Topolsky, Engadget’s editor in chief, eventually had enough and returned fire.

“Explain what we’ve done to you,” he wrote in response. “Explain anything that you’ve said beyond a personal vendetta. I haven’t heard a shred of substance behind your attacks — only the vitriol of a man-child who can’t control himself.”

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch Criticizes Engadget - NYTimes.com

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