- He didn’-t sign Bob’-s petitions.
- He is experienced.
- He is well versed into prediction markets and journalism.
- Just after HubDub’-s inception, he realized they fucked up their chart widgets. Five months later, they managed to correct that birth defect.
- He is a guy humble enough to ask for pointers and feedback —-and he does listen up (see the point #4).
- He is quite friendly.
- HubDub is already a success.
- HubDub serves a purpose for people: it mixes news and prediction markets in a novel way, which should give ideas to InTrade, TradeSports, BetFair, TradeFair, NewsFutures, etc.
- In some kind of small ways, Nigel Eccles is pioneering “-the future of journalism“-.
- If newspaper and magazine websites were to be interested in prediction markets, HubDub should be in the short list.
Three things that Scottish guy hasn’-t computed yet, though:
- You have to look down into the small prints, towards the bottom of their frontpage, to get the info that they have a blog. (((They master well mass e-mailing, on the other hand.)))
- He hasn’-t cracked open prediction market journalism (a la Justin Wolfers), yet —-but I’-m confident that is coming.
- He looks like a baby-face schmuck on that pic.