Unfollow Thursday: What the fuck happened to TechCrunch?

What the fuck has happened to Tech Crunch?? Tech Crunch used to be one of the most prolific and gamechanging blogs in the tech scene. Their reviews of new sites used to make or break startups.

Recently though, I just see a ton of crap in my RSS feed reader from them. Either crazy unbalanced op-ed pieces on technology, or ENTIRELY non-technical blog posts. Look, I pick my blogs to cater to a topic. The same way I'm not expecting the gizmodo guys to review the latest Dan Brown novel, I really don't give a crap what the weirdos at Tech Crunch think about the Brazilian government's tourism industry.

So this post today just completely broke the camel's back. Not only is the subject matter entirely non-technical, but it's just whiny and fucking annoying. Yeah fine, you had a bad day and everyone has travel problems, but you know what? I really don't want to hear it. If you want to whine about your personal problems and whatever that's fine, but start your own personal blog to do this- don't dump this crap on the loyal followers of techcrunch.

Even the founder, Michael Arrington has been digressing into multi-post rants about how shaking hands will spread plague and what not. As amusing as it is to visualize him as a modern Howard Hughes, I still fail to see how this comes up in the context of a technological review site.

I can get my tech news elsewhere, without all the psycho drama, thanks.

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