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October 06, 2005
Timeline on the report that AOL buys Weblogs
Everyone is picking up Rafat Ali's report that AOL is buying Jason Calacanis's Weblogs Inc. Big story, but I was interested in putting together the timeline.
Calacanis blogs the We Media panel and laments that Al Gore blew it off. He links to Rafat Ali for audio and text of the goings on. Rafat Ali, meantime, spots Calacanis sporting an AOL tote bag and somehow gets the scoop that AOL is buying Calacanis's blog group. Calacanis, presumably millions of dollars richer, grabs an evening flight to the West Coast, but not before cheering on the Yankees (who blew the game while he was over Wyoming or Utah). Maybe he's on the same flight with Jeff Jarvis, who also blogged the scoop before flying West.
Hey, it's not Barbarians at the Gate, but the blogs give us a tick tock on breaking news.
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Tracked on October 7, 2005 08:04 AM
To help you out with the timeline, the tote bag was just a piece of color tossed in by the always observant Rafat Ali to wrap up a story already in the works. If you want some real fun, take a look at techmemeorandum for a snapshot of the way this story spread. http://tech.memeorandum.com/051005/p51#a051005p51
Posted by: Staci Kramer at October 6, 2005 03:21 PM
Given the backdrop of Carl Icahn stalking Time Warner management, AOL might prove to be a hidden jewel in the TWG crown.
Posted by: David Thayer at October 6, 2005 06:51 PM