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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Getting Steve Jobs Wrong   —  Exhibit A in the case against Walter Isaacson's flawed Jobs biography: Malcolm Gladwell in last week's New Yorker, arguing that Jobs was “a tweaker”: … Jobs was neither.  These men make for a poor comparison to Jobs because Jobs didn't really “invent” …
Nov 18, 2011, 2:55 PMIn context
Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Gladwell proves too much   —  Malcolm Gladwell is going further out on his cranky branch.  His reading of the role of social media in Tunisia and Egypt actually seems to lead to conclusions that I think he would acknowledge are extreme and extremely unlikely.  (I look at his new post in some detail after the big box below.)
Feb 5, 2011, 1:35 AMIn context
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Gladwell Still Missing the Point About Social Media and Activism   —  After weeks of discussion in the blogosphere over whether what happened in Tunisia was a “Twitter revolution,” and whether social media also helped trigger the current anti-government uprising in Egypt, author Malcolm Gladwell …
Feb 4, 2011, 6:45 PMIn context
Chris / cdixon.org:
You need to use social services to understand them   —  I don't know if Malcolm Gladwell is right when he claims “the revolution will not be tweeted,” but I can say with certainty that the Twitter he describes is not the Twitter I know.  Gladwell's central argument is that Twitter creates weak ties …
Oct 24, 2010, 5:00 AMIn context
Biz Stone / The Atlantic Online:
Exclusive: Biz Stone on Twitter and Activism   —  The New Yorker recently published a thoughtfully written article by Malcolm Gladwell titled, “Small Change: Why The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted.”  Citing research done by Stanford sociologist Doug McAdam, Mr. Gladwell compares …
Oct 19, 2010, 12:00 PMIn context
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Twitter Founders: Gladwell Got It Wrong   —  “Laughable,” “absurd,” “ludicrous” and “pointless” were words Twitter founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone used Monday night to describe a recent Malcolm Gladwell story in the New Yorker about the futility of social media to create real social change.
Oct 12, 2010, 1:50 AMIn context
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes on Gladwell, Palin, ‘The Social Network’ and His New Startup, Jumo   —  Last week, the New Yorker published a piece by Malcolm Gladwell, in which “The Tipping Point” author argued that “social media evangelists” vastly overstate the value of social media in activism.
Oct 11, 2010, 4:40 PMIn context
Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Gladwell discovers it takes more than 140 characters to overturn a government   —  It seems to me that Malcolm Gladwell's debunking of the claim that the Net will empower political revolutions is right about one big thing, but wrong about a whole lot more.  —  Because of Gladwell's often-emulated twisty …
Oct 2, 2010, 7:50 PMIn context
Leo Mirani / Guardian:
Sorry, Malcolm Gladwell, the revolution may well be tweeted   —  Malcolm Gladwell is wrong about the poor revolutionary power of social networking, as the tweeters in Kashmir show  —  For a man who has devoted a significant part of his life to documenting “how little things can make a big difference” …
Oct 2, 2010, 1:35 PMIn context
Anil Dash:
Make The Revolution   —  Malcolm Gladwell gets started with “The revolution will not be tweeted” in this week's New Yorker, condemning social media's ability to enact real cultural change with an argument he sums up early in the piece: … Who are the “they”?  It's not really clear.
Sep 28, 2010, 7:20 PMIn context

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