Michael Arrington, dubbed Mr Web 2.0 and a Silicon Valley kingmaker by SFGate, is reportedly taking a break from running his TechCrunch blog network. This apparently comes hot on the heels of two months of nearly nonstop criticism…”a fresh wave of Techcrunch hate.” What are they implying?!
According to Dan Frost, Michael is temporarily withdrawing from the hurly-burly of blogging in order to take stock and will be heading home to his parents.
Not a bad idea for the former lawyer who has built a formidable following in the world of next generation Internet startups over the past 18 months. It often pays off to remove oneself from the fray and do some strategic thinking.