What the BBC found mind blowing…

We’re almost out of the house (had to come home and do some last minute cleanup) but what stuck with me about the BBC was that they came over and watched me blog. They thought it was mind blowing that I could send my words out to the world (they checked out my stats and said that theirs weren’t much better on most of their Web pages) and they thought it was cool when I got three comments almost immediately after the show.

82 thoughts on “What the BBC found mind blowing…

  1. “It’s interesting to here that scobleizer has traffic levels similar to the BBC” – It is also, of course, completely untrue. The BBC person involved was simply confused. Alexa (by no means the most reliable, but not a bad guide) ranks it as the 23rd most viewed website in the world.

  2. “It’s interesting to here that scobleizer has traffic levels similar to the BBC” – It is also, of course, completely untrue. The BBC person involved was simply confused. Alexa (by no means the most reliable, but not a bad guide) ranks it as the 23rd most viewed website in the world.

  3. The BBC have some of the best tech people in the world (though that doesn’t necessarily include their reporters).

  4. Dennis: I think you missed what they were impressed with. Of course they knew this was going on on the Internet. They are smart and we had interesting discussions.

    What was going on here was a bit of “the grass is greener on your side of the fence.” For me it was their millions of listeners who have deep love for the BBC. For them they liked being able to send words, images, audio, and video out and have instant conversations with the audience worldwide. They don’t have a system yet that lets them do that and their whole infrastructure is aimed at keeping that microphone on that little table working and making sure that ads get run and all that (they had a system that let the producers back in London talk to George).

    And, yes, I was impressed by the Beeb. It’s impressive to see what they’ve built and how it all operates.

  5. Dennis: I think you missed what they were impressed with. Of course they knew this was going on on the Internet. They are smart and we had interesting discussions.

    What was going on here was a bit of “the grass is greener on your side of the fence.” For me it was their millions of listeners who have deep love for the BBC. For them they liked being able to send words, images, audio, and video out and have instant conversations with the audience worldwide. They don’t have a system yet that lets them do that and their whole infrastructure is aimed at keeping that microphone on that little table working and making sure that ads get run and all that (they had a system that let the producers back in London talk to George).

    And, yes, I was impressed by the Beeb. It’s impressive to see what they’ve built and how it all operates.

  6. Indicates to me how detached the BBC World Service is from the mainstream BBC – as an organisation as a while they’re pioneers in this field Robert.

  7. I think it’s pretty cool to have the premier news organization in the world come to your house library to watch you work. That never happened pre-internet.

    Regarding sheer traffic, BBC is very, very busy, #23 and drawing over 20 million visitors according to Alexa. Scobelizer is not chopped liver though (#7309).

    Here’s Alexa’s traffic comparison.

    I’ve been wondering for months why the Gabbly thing isn’t taking off, searchengines.

  8. I think it’s pretty cool to have the premier news organization in the world come to your house library to watch you work. That never happened pre-internet.

    Regarding sheer traffic, BBC is very, very busy, #23 and drawing over 20 million visitors according to Alexa. Scobelizer is not chopped liver though (#7309).

    Here’s Alexa’s traffic comparison.

    I’ve been wondering for months why the Gabbly thing isn’t taking off, searchengines.

  9. All these pendantic posts from the cyber peanut gallery. Bummer.

    Hey, I get what you are talking about and I think it’s mindblowing too. And a whole lot of fun!

    And that’s what we need. More fun, less fact checking.

  10. All these pendantic posts from the cyber peanut gallery. Bummer.

    Hey, I get what you are talking about and I think it’s mindblowing too. And a whole lot of fun!

    And that’s what we need. More fun, less fact checking.

  11. Its great that you have stats equivalent to BBC and considering the fact that BBC is popular worldwide.
    But when you think about BBC what immediately comes to ones mind is BBC Radio/TV or News and never their website/blog. But when we think about scobleizer then we immediately come to check your blog. So I feel it cannot be termed as mind blowing.

  12. Its great that you have stats equivalent to BBC and considering the fact that BBC is popular worldwide.
    But when you think about BBC what immediately comes to ones mind is BBC Radio/TV or News and never their website/blog. But when we think about scobleizer then we immediately come to check your blog. So I feel it cannot be termed as mind blowing.

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