Welcome to the New MishTalk

Welcome to the New Mishtalk On The Maven!

A few months ago I was invited to move my website to TheMaven.Net/Mishtalk.

Giving up control of a domain is not an easy decision.

I did so because I like the Maven Team. I believe they will better promote the "Mish" brand than I can personally.

Maven Team

  • James Heckman / Founder and CEO - Background: Head of Global Media Strategy for Yahoo!; Chief Strategy Officer at Fox Digital; architected a $900 million ad alliance between Google and Myspace; founder/CEO of 5to1.com (sold to Yahoo!); CSO of Zazzle.com; Founder/CEO of Scout.com (sold to Fox); Founder/CEO of Rivals.com and Rivals.net (sold to Yahoo!)
  • Josh Jacobs / Executive Co-Chair - Background: President of services at Kik Interactive, one of the world’s largest messaging apps; global CEO of Accuen Media; president of the Omnicom Media Group
  • Bill Sornsin / Chief Operating Officer - Background: Ran MSN's Core Technology team before joining Rivals.com as co-founder and CTO in 1999; co-founded Scout.com as CTO/COO; VP Engineering & Operations at Fox Interactive Media following its acquisition of Scout.
  • Ben Joldersma / Chief Technology Officer - Background: CTO and chief architect of the single-platform national sports network Scout.com; CTO of the digital media advertising management firm 5to1; senior software engineer at Google where he researched and developed image visualization systems for Google Maps; a principal software engineer in the advertising platform unit at Yahoo!
  • Ross Levinsohn / Director - Background: CEO at Yahoo! in 2012; President of Fox Interactive where he helped create one of the largest digital businesses amongst the traditional media companies; co-founded Fuse Capital in 2005; General Manager at AltaVista Network; Vice President of Programming and Executive Producer at CBS Sportsline.

That's a partial list of names as well as a partial list of accomplishments.

What's In it for Me ?

  1. Ultimately, I expect more ad income or I would not move.
  2. I am also struggling to get readership up on Mish Moments, my photography website. I reckon the Maven team can help.

What's In it for You ?

  1. Rooms: Many people complain about political posts. Others love them. If you do not want to read about foreign or US politics, you can easily skip such posts.
  2. Ask Mish: I have a new room called Ask Mish. If you have a question, ask away. Others are free to respond or to comment on my comments.
  3. Easier signup. You can use any existing email address to join.
  4. Easier commenting.
  5. I have two moderators who can remove offensive comments and make minor edits to posts.

Signup Now!

Signup is easy. Just follow the above instructions.

Once live, Mishtalk.Com will automatically redirect to TheMaven.Net/Mishtalk.

Thousands of articles have been converted minus the comments.

However, all existing posts and comments on MishTalk.Com will be available in Archive format shortly. That URL is Archive.Mishtalk.Com.

Welcome to MishTalk on The Maven.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

I used to read this site on my Kindle Fire first thing in the morning while having breakfast. The summary of three or four items that showed up with a single quick data load was perfect. Now, the site has become unreadable on the Kindle because there is just too much stuff, the vast majority of which I have no interest in for the limited capabilities of the Kindle to handle effectively. If I have to use my desktop to read the site, I have a whole bunch of other sites on it that give me much more comprehensive information on the things that I am interested in. I think the site is now way too cluttered and takes too much of my limited breakfast time to sort through in order to get to the stuff that I find interesting. I would like Mish to bring back the single load 3 or 4 item summary of items he thinks are important that I can subscribe to.

Hi Lloyd, I don't want subscriptions turned on. I have more than enough things that go beep, ding and buzz, and more email than I can stand. Mostly junk. I'd like to come to this site and see the latest articles in a neat organized format. This looks disorganized and frankly is disorganized -- at least from my perspective. If it is your goal is eventually to force me to search around so that I can be lead past a bunch of click bait, you will lose me and half of the other readers here.

@WildBull The good news is that's not my intention at all. :-) I'm not going to go so far as completely agree with your pov on the current layout (I have my pride) but I will say its current format is far too pinteresty for my taste, if you know what I mean... I guess the other good news is you and I aren't alone so a layout change that prioritizes Mish's recent articles over contributors and does so in a more orderly manner is almost ready for release. I can't guarantee that you'll like it but I can tell you that it is in response to this very criticism. Anyway, feel free to ping me with tech support questions. I'm just one of the engineers that work on this for Mish so if you don't abuse me I'll be more than happy to help explain/prioritize/fix whatever's bugging you. I believe we already fixed the sort issue you guys were reporting early in the thread and we'll just keep on knocking things off your list.


"Need an all stories page" - the home page shows all stories. And you can get a straight chronological sort by clicking icon at upper left and choosing "Newest".

i am absolutely with wildbull on this, please declutter and simplify to the point of stupidity, and then simplify some more.....i hate buttons, clicky things, subfolders, sub pages........everyone talks simplicity and no one does it.....one list top to bottom,....arranged by date. and no like, dislike buttons either.....

Hi Lloyd. I'm anxious to see the improved format. Hang in there. You are getting pounded pretty hard. I've written enough software to know that you will never be right ;-) Best Regards


This place is haunted by a bunch of grumpy old men.

I gotta tell you though @WildBull, I am absolutely loving the content and the discussion here (at least in the econ threads). A guy can learn a lot from grumpy old men once he learns how to put up with them. lol.


another OVERLY cluttered site, too much time to sort, plow through the weeds, not worth the time etc = GOODBYE

OUCH - this new site just cluttered and visually assaulting - please make it go away Mish! Make the bad men who are horrible web designers go away and take their pictures with text embedded headlines with them.