Goodbye ZDNet

Goodbye ZDNet

Summary: As of today, I have to say goodbye to ZDNet. After just over two years of writing this blog, I'm sad to say this is my last post here on the Social Web. I've been 'let go' as they say. Or perhaps more accurately, this blog is no more, making way for others. It's been an honor to write for ZDNet and, most of all, you my loyal and thoughtful readers.

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As of today, I have to say goodbye to ZDNet.

After just over two years of writing this blog, I'm sad to say this is my last post here on the Social Web. I've been 'let go' as they say. Or perhaps more accurately, this blog is no more, making way for others*

It's been an honor to write for ZDNet and, most of all, you my loyal and thoughtful readers.

I'm also thankful for the kind support and interesting conversations that have come from outside of ZDNet within the blogosphere and tech community as a whole. In addition, I want to thank Dan Farber for giving me my ZDNet break in the first place (after a very thorough virtual interview process) and my editor Larry Dignan whose hands-off but equally supportive approach has been most welcome.

And whilst it's goodbye here, it's certainly not goodbye to writing about technology or my interest in the social web.

Right now you can find me writing daily over at last100.com, a blog that covers the Digital Lifestyle (Internet TV, Mobile, Digital Music and more) that I co-founded with ReadWriteWeb's Richard MacManus.

You can also follow me on Twitter.

Or look out for future announcements at my personal (and rarely updated) homepage.

My LinkedIn page is here and I welcome offers of work or any other interesting opportunities.

Take care and thanks again for reading!

- Steve

P.S. On the bright side, at least I don't need to write about Facebook anymore. Until the next gig that is ;-)

P.P.S. If you want to keep up with all things social web here on ZDNet, then I recommend Jennifer Leggio's Feeds blog.

* A blog network is a bit like a record label. A number of acts are signed, some of which go on to be hits, while others fare less well. After a while those acts that don't hit the big time leave the label to make room for new talent and the process starts over. That's the reality of the business end of blogging.

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  • Goodbye ZDNet

    Fancy that, they let some of the more knowledgeable
    people go but keep on 2 of the least experienced, most
    clueless bloggers I've ever seen. Once again proving
    that ZDNet is full of incompetent managers.
    Loverock Davidson
    • Good luck with your future Steve ...

      ... is something you may have chosen to say ;-)
      fr0thy2
  • Re: Goodbye ZDNet

    Hey Steve, sorry to hear they're 'letting you go'.
    I've followed your posts here on zdnet for a couple of years
    now, and have enjoyed your writing style & analysis.

    Best of luck with last100 (which I also avidly read too) and I
    hope to see you writing about the social web again in the
    near future.

    All the best.
    PeteUsher
  • RE: Goodbye ZDNet

    Thanks Pete. Really appreciate it.

    - Steve
    Steve O'Hear
  • You wrote nice articles. Good luck! (NT)

    .
    P. Douglas
    • Thanks

      Btw, what does the (NT) mean?
      Steve O'Hear
      • No Text ...

        ... as in there is No Text in the body of the message. The message is comprised only of a title.

        Take care!
        P. Douglas
        • 'cept it rejects literally no message. NT

          .
          fr0thy2
  • We will miss you!

    Steve, I have always loved your writing. This is sad news for all of us who follow your writing. Please don't stop writing. Thank you!

    - Jawad Shuaib
    biohazard@...
  • You should have praised Apple, and critisized Microsoft a little more

    and you would have been left alone by the powers that be to continue blogging here on these "fine" pages of ZDNet.

    Much luck to you in the future, but in truth, if you continue to write interesting articles as you have done here, you will not need any luck, as you will do just fine!
    GuidingLight
  • Your articles were rubbish, and I bet you're not even a nice bloke.

    LOL.

    Best of luck Steve. I've bookmarked your blog and look forward to reading more of your stuff. Don't forget to sneak in a few days extra holiday - between projects is the ideal opportunity ;-)
    fr0thy2
  • RE: Goodbye ZDNet

    Why? Why? Why! Geez. I don't get it ZDNet.
    Steve,
    I have bookmarked and wish you the best of luck.
    Kindest Regards
    Dietrich
    no_zd_user_name
  • sorry about that

    I've enjoyed reading your articles. Best of luck!
    patibulo
  • Good luck dude

    nt
    wackoae
  • RE: Goodbye ZDNet

    Steve, I just saw this. You will be greatly missed and I hope you stay in touch. We're just a tweet away.

    J.
    Jennifer Leggio
  • RE: Goodbye ZDNet

    Best of luck!
    Kazaan
  • RE: Goodbye ZDNet

    Good luck. We will keep in touch through last100.com. Yann from www.webjam.com
    ymotte
    • Thank

      Thanks Yann.
      Steve O'Hear
  • RE: Goodbye ZDNet

    I really enjoyed your work. Good luck <a href="http://www.provillus-userreviews.com">provillus</a>.
    rrrbert