#69: Jeremy Pepper on Web 2.0 bubble

Ahh, the bubbling keeps on happening, this time Jeremy Pepper asks questions about the Web 2.0 exuberance. Heck, let’s just call it a bubble, OK? Last time I called something a bubble (the Silicon Valley housing market) the prices just kept going straight up (the Mercury News now reports that the median price of a home in Santa Clara is more than $700,000 — when I lived there three years ago it was less than $500,000).

So, let’s call it a bubble. Let’s throw wild, exuberant, parties and have wild wild fun.


The TechCrunch style of party isn’t anything like the Industry Standard party. Heck, it isn’t even close to the shindig we throw at the PDC every year where we take over Universal Studios. Now THAT is a party!

Update: I’m really sorry for misspelling Jeremy’s name.

#66: Wikipedia hacks

Steve Rubel continues his “10 hacks” lists with “10 Wikipedia Hacks.” Steve, I LOVE these lists. Keep doing them.

Have you never been to Wikipedia? I use that more and more lately to learn about things I don’t know about. It’s getting more and more authoritative over time. Yeah, I know there are naysayers out there, but overall it’s a resource I love and use a lot.

#65: Cool movie blog

Wow, I’ve never been mentioned on a big-budget Hollywood movie blog before (oh, wait, it’s done on WordPress, heh!). Gia Milinovich got a cool job: she was asked to blog the making of a film named Sunshine. She gives the details here, and the blog is here. By the way, I appreciate that she showed up for a geek dinner. THAT is why I’m linking to her. I bet she shows up again at our London geek dinner on December 10. Everyone is always welcome at our geek dinners (you don’t even need to really be a geek).

Turns out this corporate blogging thing is going places. Just ask Budget Rental Car about the success of their recent blogging campaign. Thanks to Hugh Macleod for linking to that and telling us to do the numbers.