The truth about Rocketboom

What are you, a fucking idiot? You’re looking on a blog for truth? Blogs aren’t the homes of truth, they’re the homes of rumour innuendo and opinion (informed and otherwise). The two main protagonists have both posted first hand accounts of what happened that are completely contradictory. And you think you’ll find the truth on a third party blog?

Face up to exactly what this extremely small storm in a teacup means to you: nothing. If you enjoyed watching Amanda Congton on Rocketboom and you can’t bear the thought of them being apart, step away from the computer and get a fucking life. If the folk still at Rocketboom have the talent and the will, they’ll continue to produce Rocketboom and enjoy success. Likewise for Congton (except not with Rocketboom). End of story. But you do not have a stake in this story. You do not know what the truth is. And you never will.

This may well be the acid test of whether micro-celebrity in the digital age can successfully translate to a new property. That is something interesting. That is something blogs can explore. That is something to have an opinion about. Taking sides in a fight you know nothing about is bad enough in the schoolyard. For fuck’s sake, get some perspective.

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5 responses to “The truth about Rocketboom

  1. WTF, I want to be Rocketboom and make 85000USD a week, don’t you Mr Angry? Let’s team up and make the ultimate Angry Vlogs and blow their brains out with their techy this, blogy that.

  2. Range: heellllll yes! My point was it’s interesting from a business point of view but the idea of knowing the “truth” is a hopeless goal. I’d doubt even the protagonists know the objective truth, they’re too tied up in it.

  3. angry should love the blood but you nailed it

    a good case study is unerway – people showing that they are people

  4. You know, while I have read a few blog posts about this whole Congdon thing, at the end of the day I don’t care. I think a person who publishes confidential emails and claims to be a victim needs to re-examine where she stands. I’m sure there’s a lot of truth to Congdon’s allegations, just as there’s truth in her opponent’s, but I sure wouldn’t turn it into a publicly blogged shouting match.

  5. Howard: yeah, if Congdon makes a successfull move elsewhere it suggests microcelebrity might have some legs and that’s interesting to me – not the personalities involved

    Jack: exactly, the whole taking sides thing seems stupid to me. It’s less than businesslike to air your dirty laundry like this so we’ll see what the end result of that is.

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