Haters Gonna Hate — WikiTRIBUNE

A week ago today I saw something while feeding my daily addiction of Product Hunt. Wikitribune.

Now today, I remember that I meant to make a donation so I throw “Wikitribune” into Google and what do I find? Traditional journalist drinking the Haterade™.

The first article I clicked sent me to the Guardian in which, by the third paragraph, the author had already called the boldness of the launch inadvisable and eluded that it would prey on potential readers’ emotions. It went downhill from there.

All this simply reminds me that disruption will always cause some of those in the entrenched camps to react. Whether it be veterans of a traditional businesses like News publishing or beauticians playing up to the state to limit competition, new and different will always be scary to those not involved.