WordPress Wins Best Open Source Social Networking CMS. “Packt is pleased to reveal that WordPress is the first winner of the 2007 Open Source CMS Award, picking up the best Open Source Social Networking Content Management System. In a very close category, WordPress came out in front of Elgg and Drupal, who finished joint second.” Yay!
I was interviewed on Blog Interviewer, there’s audio with a transcription.
After my post talking about Vanilla and Pligg yesterday Duncan Riley at Techcrunch decided to write an article saying “Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg has spoken out against a number of open source projects for profiteering from their code.” That of course isn’t true, and the comment thread that follows is interesting.
I was interviewed by Tim Ferriss of The 4-Hour Workweek on “Simplicity and Start-up Alchemy.” It turned out a little denser and more intellectual than most of my interviews.
My conversation with Lindsay Campbell of Wallstrip is now online, including (most of) the end where she cries tears of joy for lolcats. It was a pleasure chatting with the crew there, and I’m curious to see what ventures they attempt now that they have leverage with Wallstrip.
I was on episode #76 of Cranky Geeks with John Dvorak, Sebastian Rupley, and Om Malik. We talked about Bubble 2.0, unions, iPhones, and vasectomies. This episode was a lot of fun and I suggest checking it out.
Toni Schneider of Automattic was interviewed on Wallstrip today. We got to hang out a bit with the Wallstrip team and they’re very sharp, though maybe short on the Wii Tennis. Yesterday they did a musical review of the company behind most states’ Lotto.
I did a short interview with Adriaan Pienaar on his site, talking a bit about 2.3 and blogs in media.
The Guardian: Why Google is the service of choice for sploggers examines spam, splogs, Blogger, and WordPress.com. As you may tell from the title, it’s overly harsh on Google, but nonetheless has some interesting commentary and information. Like I said last time someone wrote about this, I would never suggest WP.com is splog-free because I delete too many of them myself, but it is a problem we take very seriously and are ever vigilant against.