Techcommntr, whose title intentionally ignores the e’s at the end of the word (like Tumblr) because poor literacy is kewl, is a blog that sardonically comments on the technology community.
A commenter is one who leaves comments on blog and online articles within their own comment sections (not to be confused with a commentator, which is an actual respectable profession in many fields).
The technology blogging community is very serious, especially dealing with matters such as tech entrepreneurship and product fanboyism (you will always see flame wars in comments sections between Apple supporters and Google supporters. Even when neither company is mentioned in the original post.) The comments section gives commenters an oppertunity to break the tension and change the flow of conversation in a potentially hilarious manner.
Here’s an example of a completely non-serious comment thread I made on TechCrunch, when Amazon announced the Kindle Fire in September 2011:
I don’t have any ulterior motives. I just like commenting on blogs, and I love it when my comments make others laugh!
And that is why I started techcommntr. Techcommntr allows me to aggregate my comments from many tech web blogs, such as TechCrunch, Mashable, and The Verge, into one place for easy reading and sharing. The functionality provided by Tumblr also allows me to present my comments in more different and unique ways than just plain text. In the future, I plan on producing original photo/video content commenting on tech news. (think Daily Show)
Most importantly, techcommntr gives me the opportunity to present content in the most Web 2.0-compliment manner. Textures in the background? Yep. Gradients? Yep Yep. Drop shadows on the header and posts? Indeed. Museo and Gill Sans MT logo? Of course! techcommntr is the classiest blog ever.
Techcommntr is run by Max Woolf, a senior at Carnegie Mellon University and has been reading about technology on the internet ever since he was 10.