June 21st, 2008

ReadWriteWeb, the Adidas of tech blogs, now a Portland blog


ReadWriteWeb—the Adidas of tech blogs—is the second most influential technology blog according to the Techmeme Leaderboard (TechCrunch is the leader) and one of the top 20 blogs (#11 as of this writing) in the world according to Technorati. And now—continuing to extend the Adidas metaphor—they’re officially part of Portland.

ReadWriteWeb

RWW announced today that Portland-based Frederic Lardinois has joined RWW as the “News & Reviews” blogger. According to RWW founder Richard MacManus, “[Frederic] will be a daily presence on RWW throughout the working week.”

With this announcement, we’re soon to have more ReadWriteWeb content produced in Portland than anywhere else. Because Portland is now home to twice as many ReadWriteWeb bloggers as any other city in the world.

We have two: Marshall Kirpatrick and Frederic.

And I don’t know about you, but if you got the chance to meet Corvidawho was formally welcomed as part-time writer for RWW, as well—at Ignite Portland 3 or the Strands after party, I think we have a good chance at having at taking an insurmountable lead as the de facto home of ReadWriteWeb.

So much so, in fact, that let’s just agree that ReadWriteWeb is now a Portland blog. Okay? Okay.

I mean, it wouldn’t be the first time a major player, headquartered somewhere else, had more employees in the Silicon Forest than in their hometown. Now would it, Intel?

And, this isn’t the first time Portland has been lucky enough to attract a major blog to our fair city. Another high-traffic property—Waxy.orgbecame a Portland blog when Andy Baio moved here earlier this year.

Congratulations to Frederic and ReadWriteWeb on this new relationship. I’m looking forward to continuing to read what is now the most popular Portland blog. And I’m also looking forward to Corvida coming back to town—so that we can further increase our lead.

ReadWriteWeb began publishing on April 20, 2003 and is now one of the most widely read and respected blogs in the world. It has over 220,000 RSS and email subscribers. ReadWriteWeb is edited by Richard MacManus and is written by a team of Web enthusiasts.

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16 Responses to “ReadWriteWeb, the Adidas of tech blogs, now a Portland blog”

  1. @corvida says you were nagging her to move to Portland. I feel good about you doing that. :)

  2. Frederic says:

    Thanks for the write-up Rick! Now we just have to keep pestering Corvida to move up north.

  3. Ben Kepes says:

    RWW is geo-agnostic but take it from me – if it’s going to be claimed by anywhere, it’d be Silicon Welly

    Right Richard?

  4. Jmartens says:

    I love the analogy!

    Anyway, great blog (can we even consider it *just* a blog anymore?), glad Portland is home to the majority!

  5. [...] It’s no secret that I’ve joked about ReadWriteWeb—one of the leading blogs in the world—being a “Portland blog.” [...]

  6. Just to keep on the Adidas thing, ReadWriteWeb now has a french edition (Adidas home country): http://fr.readwriteweb.com :)

  7. [...] It’s no secret that I’ve joked about ReadWriteWeb—one of the leading blogs in the world—being a “Portland blog.” [...]

  8. Yangmi says:

    I love the analogy and Nike air max 2009.

  9. [...] to work there. And not only because they’ve got some amazing talent on board. But because ReadWriteWeb is the most Portland-y tech blog around. What with Marshall Kirkpatrick, Frederic Lardinois, and Alex H. [...]

  10. [...] to work there. And not only because they’ve got some amazing talent on board. But because ReadWriteWeb is the most Portland-y tech blog around. What with Marshall Kirkpatrick, Frederic Lardinois, and Alex H. [...]

  11. [...] Okay, anyway. Secret one: Portland loves Marshall Kirkpatrick. Secret two: ReadWriteWeb—one of the leading blogs in the world—is a Portland blog. [...]

  12. [...] Web stuff. Like the fact that the creator of LiveJournal went to high school in Aloha. Or that ReadWriteWeb employs a good chunk of Portlanders. Or that the community manager for Vimeo lives [...]

  13. [...] One of the greatest things about RWW is that I get to work with great bloggers like Richard MacManus, Marshall Kirkpatrick, Sarah Perez, Alex Iskold, Bernard Lunn, and Corvida. Everybody over at RWW has been extremely supportive as I stumble with RWW’s publishing system and try to adapt to the RWW style of doing things. With Marshall also being here in Portland, I guess RWW is now indeed a bit of a Portland blog as some have been pointing out. [...]

  14. [...] what? RWW is a Portland blog? Well okay. I may be stretching that a bit. But there’s a bunch of the team here. And [...]

  15. [...] what? RWW is a Portland blog? Well okay. I may be stretching that a bit. But there’s a bunch of the team here. And [...]


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