How do I know it’s back up? Cause Maryam is rolling on the couch practically peeing herself over how funny Nick Douglas’ “Trackback Mountain” post is. I haven’t seen her laugh like that in years! Valleywag is a gossip site. About as accurate as those magazines you find at the grocery store checkout stand (and about as funny, as long as you aren’t the one the magazine is talking about).
I was telling someone just today that I will never sign up for another email newsletter. Ever.
Michael Martine reminded me of that when he wrote a blog post “my love/hate relationship with Microsoft.”
In that post he even gives Microsoft a couple of kudos “maybe they learned something from Scoble afterall.”
No, sorry, Michael, it looks like telling Microsoft’s marketers that they should be fired for not having RSS feeds didn’t take.
Getting people to subscribe to an email newsletter is sssooo 1990s.
If that’s the kind of marketing we should expect for Zune then Apple has nothing to worry about.
But, Michael is right. At least the Zune team has a blogger among its ranks. I’ve subscribed to his blog. It has an RSS feed.
Jimmy Wales (a guy who DOES know how to set up his own wiki server — he’s the founder of Wikipedia) is starting a political wiki, Central Campaign Wikia, that he hopes will change the face of politics the way wikipedia changed the face of encyclopedic information.
Ahh, the Internet is still giving Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) heck over his speech where he said the Internet is a series of tubes.
Over on AlterNet they posted a DJ remix of his speech. It’s funny!
And while we’re laughing over old news, the Jon Stewart video where he makes fun of “it’s a series of tubes” Stevens is pretty funny too. It’s Friday. Stick this in your tube!
I was over at Joi Ito’s blog and saw how Firefox advocates are trying to get more awareness among everyday people. That’s a great sign that geeks are trying to get non-geeks onto the bandwagon.
The things you can learn from videoblogs. Oh, boy, I’ve seen everything now. But, seriously, this is the kind of thing I was hoping I’d one day see when we were writing Naked Conversations.
Welcome to “niche TV.” Oh, sorry, Flush TV. I love their tag line: It’s not gross. It’s not disgusting. It’s just human nature.
The thing that’s weird is that they aren’t tying their videos to a real business. I did a ton of searches for Levine & Sons Plumbing and Heating in Detroit (UPDATE: Paul found me the link to their Web site, but says that it isn’t in the search engines yet cause it’s so new — I bet that changes real soon now).
couldn’t find their own Web site. That’s totally blowing the Google juice potentials of doing a show like this.
Oh, Ryanne, thanks so much for letting me know about this. Good stuff.
Heheh, you’re wondering what this has to do with a geek blog, right? Me too. But, how businesses use technology to both do their jobs and get the word out is interesting to me.
Patrick and I just watched the latest Rocketboom. What did we learn? Well, a new way to tie our shoes, certainly. But, what I’ve learned is that Rocketboom will survive its little bit of drama. I’ve also learned that a good creative person BEHIND the camera is worth just as much as a good creative person in front of it.
How did Andrew Barron find the latest person in front of it? I hear it was through a Craig’s List advertisement. I tell ya, that guy Craig sure knows how to find anything.
Congrats Andrew, you exceeded expectations.