Gillmor Gang 10.15.11 (TCTV)

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The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Gabe Rivera, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — marked a watershed moment in the history of realtime. When @gaberivera posted a summary Tweet rolling up the WSJ-induced VC semi-panic, he bookmarked a discussion that started and largely finished not in the blogosphere but on Twitter.

By the time the swarm slowed down, it was decorated by numerous blog posts including one from the Dean of the Fully Disclosed, Fred Wilson. We’ll look back on this thread as the moment when 140 characters provided the Vitamin B12 shot that jumpstarted the move toward prioritization of the Push Notification window.

@stevegillmor, @gaberivera, @scobleizer, @jtaschek, @kevinmarks