Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A tale of three blog(h)s

PG announces its new blog: Pittsblogh......

........only to be immediately called out by the national media punditry for the already extant City Paper Blogh... See Jim Romenesko: Enough Already. Pittsburgh gets a second blogh for the similarity to the ancient (in Intertube years) City Paper Blogh.

Yet they also seem completely unaware of the once (and future?) blogosaurus-era Pittsblog. Not as if the PG ever mentioned the blog or its author... sometimes even in anachonistic INK. Who ever checks those archives?

So I am sure the semantic nuances are sufficient to keep everyone out of legal trouble, but personally I would shy away from potentially infringing on the intellectual property of an attorney specialized in..... intellectual property.  But that is just me.

Of course, it this was all a ploy to create hits for the nascent blog.  Brilliant!

Reminds me a bit of the pre-sports only PG Plus content. That and hasn't the era of the blog passed apogee? #bloghgate


Blogger Vannevar said...

Bet they blame this on "the intern".

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 7:20:00 AM  

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