Kaplan Missed the Point

Ian Lurie

Robert Scoble responds to Ethan Kaplan’s tripe about Gnomedex.

Kaplan missed the entire point.

Gnomedex was not about RSS and Web 2.0.

Gnomedex was about communication that organizes, motivates and calls to action.

Gnomedex was about lots of people each making a small difference, and how that can add up.

And Ethan, that’s what Patti Smith sings about, too.

Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie.

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