How I Beat NY Times to the Story

NY Times March 17, 2010
NY Times March 17, 2010
Privacy Vanishes?
Privacy Vanishes?

What’s one of the most obvious reasons we lack self confidence?

There are a ton to pick from aren’t there?

And it’s human nature to dislike those that have a ton of self-confidence.

How weird is that?  Talk about paradox:

  • We desire self-confidence
  • We strive for self-confidence
  • We hate those that have an abundance

Two weeks ago, on March 16, I wrote a jungle jeff blog post entitled, Privacy Is A Myth.

The very next day, the New York Times posted the above front page article.

We said the same thing.  But I broke the story.

Social Media is here to stay.  Books (sadly) aren’t, and neither is the NY Times.

So, guess this makes me self-confident and antagonistic.


By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. You broke the story and didn’t even get credit for it? I agree, social media is here to stay. Might as well embrace it, no matter our age. I’m really proud of my 76 year old mom who has a Facebook page. She wants to stay in better contact with her kids and grandkids. Good for her.

    But, alas, you mentioned that books aren’t here to stay. I’m an avid reader. My husband was going to get me a Kindle for Christmas a few years ago, but I couldn’t stand the thought of not holding the printed book in my hands. I LOVE my trips to the library. Someday I probably won’t have a choice in this, but for now I’m holding on to my books!

  2. Teresa, so nice to have you visit here. Books will be around for awhile, but they are definitely following the CD to the cemetery.

    People obviously love music and will continue to listen, but CD sales are plummeting for a reason. The world is changing.

    Same with books.

    I love holding a book in my hand too. And, I’m visualizing the day when they are rare.

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