Valleywag, in a vain attempt at reaching Wall-Street-Journal levels of inaccuracy, ran a non-item last week. Jeff Clavier, one of the SDForum speakers so unfairly accused of non-disclosure, sets me straight:
Sorry for the non-story here but
1) Steve Gillmor is not a root.net investor or advisor and
2) I have invited Mike in his TechCrunch capacity at the very last minute in replacement of Dick Costolo from FeedBurner who got grounded in Chicago by a snow storm the morning of the session. With just a few hours to find a suitable speaker, I could either get only 3 panelists, or add Mike who graciously agreed to join us. Edgeio had nothing to do with this.
Right, time to update the old disclosure table. After the jump, a full run-down of Valley bloggers, their special interests, and whether they're telling.
|The blogger||The blog||The make-out partner||The morning-after call|
|Jeff Clavier||Software Only||SoftTechVC||So his VC firm can't disclose everyone it works with. You just gotta trust him. (Heh. Trust a VC. I know, just try it for fun.)|
|Michael Arrington||TechCrunch||Edgeio||He name-dropped Edgeio when he mentioned it.|
|Steve Gillmor||ZDNet||Not root.net||Whomever he's in bed with, it's not root.net, despite my earlier report.|
|Dan Gillmor||Bayosphere||Fon||Smacked by the WSJ for not disclosing. Was totally disclosing.|
|Dave Winer||Scripting News||Edgeio||Whatever you have against Dave, you can't say he doesn't disclose.|
|Doc Searls||Doc Searls Weblog||Jabber, Ping, Socialtext, Spikesource, Technorati||Puts disclosures in his bio.|
|Robert Scoble||Scobleizer||Microsoft||Um, did you NOT know that he worked for Microsoft? Which of the "Here's a post about what we're doing at Microsoft" posts did not make this clear?|