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Apple vs. Microsoft: TechMeme Shows Who the Tech Media Care About...

Today was of course the first day of Apple's World-Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) with the annual keynote from Steve Jobs and friends. It's the time when nerds, geeks, fanboys and the tech media all look out to the Moscone Center in San Francisco to learn about what is new from Apple.

This year, someone at Microsoft decided to have an Xbox event at the E3 conference, starting a half-hour before the WWDC keynote. While I saw some media outlets on Twitter trying to tweet about both events, it was pretty clear where the attention of the early adopter and tech set was... and when I looked on Techmeme at the end of the WWDC event, it was VERY clear. Here is a screenshot of the Apple-related stories:

Techmeme apple

Here is a screenshot of the Microsoft-related stories:


I went back in time a bit via Techmeme's interface, but never saw much more of a rise in Microsoft stories.

Now... is this because the tech media sites are fans of Apple? Is it because the Xbox event was live-streamed so anyone could watch it... while the WWDC event was NOT, so you had to read about it? Is it a reflection that Apple was talking more about general software while the Xbox event was about games?

Probably a bit of all of the above... but it's also a good sign in my mind of where the attention is these days.

P.S. And yes, I, too, was watching the live-blogging and tweeting coming out of WWDC...

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