Learning from Mark Cuban

Learning from Mark Cuban: The ink isn’t dry yet on tomorrow’s NY Times, but billionaire blogger Mark Cuban has already posted a reponse on his weblog to a piece critical (or, at least, dubious) of him in the business section of the Times. Among Mark’s classic responses is his posting of the complete email interview the writer conducted with him. This email displays the cherry-picking of facts the writer had to perform to get to the “truth” he was trying to represent. Mark Cuban is displaying the rapid-response blogging approach possible when everyone in the world (not just someone who gets published in the NY Times) has a platform on which to instantly present their side of a story written about them.

I’ll give the NY Times credit for one thing: Very prominently displayed along side the column written about Cuban is a link to his blog.

Update: Mark Cuban makes a follow-up post and asks: Who has the higher standards: Bloggers or the NY Times?