So, Microsoft has withdrawn its hostile bid for Yahoo – putting the Saturday night plans of tech bloggers around the world into total disarray with dinner plans cancelled, NBA and NBA playoff games abandoned, cold libations sadly gone lukewarm, and partners, wives and girlfriends left cooling their collective heels.
In other words, the blogosphere is furiously jumping on the Yahoo-Microsoft story like drowning sailors scrambling to get on life rafts. It’s the story and no one wants to be left behind. Because anyone and everyone can jump into the conversation, they probably will.
The heavyweights – CNet, GigaOm, TechCrunch, Paul Kedrosky, BoomTown, CenterNetworks – have already weighed into the fray with instant analysis. Pretty soon, Techmeme will be completely overwhelmed as the blogosphere goes into overdrive.
Stepping back from the news itself, it’s pretty fascinating to see how a major development can spawn a feeding (blogging?) frenzy with everyone excited about talking as opposed to simply listening. Since they (Blogger, WordPress, TypePad) built it, they (bloggers) will come.
I’m not suggesting people shouldn’t blog to their heart’s content about Microsoft walking away from Yahoo after spending so much time trying to woo Jerry Yang et al into the fold. If you’ve got something to say, do it but you’ll have a lot of company…include me, I guess.
Update: Not that it’s a surprise but the Microsoft-Yahoo news has consumed nearly all of Techmeme.