Michael Arrington questioning Robert Scoble about his “addiction” to Twitter and Friendfeed wouldn’t normally be headline news here at Marketing Pilgrim, but I think it opens up a good debate.
First, the backstory. Arrington’s open letter post to Scoble reads, in part:
What is the cost of this addiction? Well, I’ll put his family life aside, that’s his business. But his blog has clearly suffered. He now posts only a few times a week, sometimes sporadically writing multiple posts in a day but often skipping 3-4 days in between. A year ago, Robert wrote multiple posts, every day. I used to read his blog daily, now I visit once a week.
Scoble takes it in his stride, providing some good self-analysis of what he’s gained and lost by focusing his efforts away from his blog.