Blog Post + Network Effects = NY Times Article

About 3 weeks ago, I wrote this article about the Kindle, and mentioned how I thought that for various reasons attached to the Kindle, I was actually going to be reading more.

Shortly thereafter, I got a ping on Facebook from someone I didn’t know.  His name is Brad Stone, and he identified himself as a journalist and he had some questions about my blog post.  I rang him up, and we spoke for a while.  In today’s NY Times is the article he was writing.

The point in sharing this is (aside for a shameless plug, and an attempt to get people to say “awwwwww” about my daughter) to underscore how very important social media is becoming, and how it has the ability to make things happen, quickly.  I am sure that social networks are allowing journalists to identify source material in a much more efficient way than ever before.  However, more interestingly, is the how quickly the turnaround happened from when I wrote the post to when Brad contacted me.