Minor Changes at The Noisy Channel

I’d just like to announce a few small changes for long-time readers.

  • Previous protestations notwithstanding, The Noisy Channel will become a corporate blog. The next post will be a press release announcing that “Endeca Social Media Guru Dr. Daniel Tunkelang Launches Online Thought Leadership Channel!”
  • Since a healthy discussion of the issues has convinced me that the ad-supported model is here to stay, I will start augmenting my income with advertising, especially designed to subvert ad blocking software. Your attention is valuable, and I’d like to cash in!
  • In order to effect these changes, I am writing off my personal integrity. I encourage you to do the same, and will offer a small reward to anyone who posts positive online reviews of this blog.

Normally I’d consult the community before making such changes, but, hey, it’s not like you’re going to protest a few minor tweaks, right?

By Daniel Tunkelang

High-Class Consultant.

9 replies on “Minor Changes at The Noisy Channel”

Oh, no, no, no, comments don’t count. You have to pimp me on your own page. All your Google / Technorati juice are belong to us!

And I thought it was clear the rewards would be issued in the form of credit towards your Noisy Channel account. Did I mention, I’m introducing a new micropayment plan for those who prefer an ad-free experience?


Otis, in all seriousness, I don’t know if the Google-Exalead story is funnier as an April Fool’s joke or a reality. I still think it’s just a joke, but it will be much funnier it it turns out the rumor is legitimate and now the folks involved are dealing with the backlash of the joke! Zut alors!


that was too easy to sniff out. made me laugh. a corporate blog…hah!

if only you could post raw “static” like a bad TV signal…that might be perfect for “the noisy channel”

nice try πŸ™‚


Well, I thought my analytics provider was playing an April Fool’s Day joke on me when my traffic spiked around midnight, giving me more traffic between midnight and 1AM than I sometimes get in 24 hours. Turned out it was legit, unlike the SlideShare emails.

All in all, I decided it was best not to be *too* subtle. After all, Mike Arrington posted this, and some people took it seriously!


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