Daily Archives: September 26, 2006

Meta videoblogging the ScobleShow

I just recorded a crude little videoblog with my small cheap Nikon still camera, that also does video. In the video I give some 1:45 a.m. stories about ScobleShow.

By the way, the photo that Thomas Hawk made of the Golden Gate Bridge during the photowalking segment is already the #3 most interesting photo of the bridge on Flickr.

As to my sponsor, I only have one sponsor so far: Seagate. They are a long-term sponsor. I greatly appreciate their faith that I’d do something interesting. Their funding is helping do some real interesting stuff (the first show is hopefully my worst).

Plus we have some big plans for between now and the CES show.

Speaking of which, are you going to CES?

Introducing ScobleShow

It’s 1 a.m. and the engineering team, me, and Valerie, are still working at the office. But the show is slowly coming up. The URL is at http://www.podtech.net/scobleshow/ 

Stuff is still broken, and probably will be for a little while longer.

But, enough is up that I should probably write an introduce you to what I’ve done and where I’m gonna go.

So, what’s the ScobleShow?

It’s a videoblog. This week it’ll be updated only once (today). Starting in about another week it’ll see a new post or two every day (five to 10 posts a week).

I hate rules. So I won’t stick with any here.

On this week’s show I have:

1) An interview with a CEO. Sun Microsystems’ Jonathan Schwartz.
2) A demo of a new product. JotSpot, which is an Enterprise Wiki service that you might like.
3) A creative segment called “Photowalking” where we follow around Thomas Hawk as he makes images. This is actually the first of four segments (the others will be up probably tomorrow — this was more than an hour alone, so had to break it up a bit).
4) An audio interview with a geek. Tim Bray, co-creator of XML.
5) A language war in my mom’s house at Off-the-Grid. Something fun to spark a conversation.
6) Mad mojitos at the Ritz. A conversation with two CEOs on the back deck of the Ritz in Half Moon Bay.
7) A tour of Printing for Less. This should be in Business Week.
8) SAP’s executive star Shai Agassi talking about business.

Anyway, the page isn’t the prettiest. I haven’t done cool audio leadins or funky music or gotten someone to do 3D wooshy video elements.

If you only had a little bit of time to check it out, I’d probably do the Photowalking segment. That was a lot of fun. I’m looking for more photographers to follow along, so if this inspires you and you’re a good photographer and you’d like to share your creative time, please send me email (robertscoble@hotmail.com).

If you’re an entrepreneur you’ll be inspired by the Printing for Less tour. That’s quite a remarkable business. Remember, Andrew Field, its CEO, is building that business out in the middle of nowhere. Notice how well he treats his employees (TRIPLE SCREENS!!! Show THAT to your boss).

Each of these is enjoyable, though. Even the demo, which comes across as a commercial (none of this content was paid for, by the way) taught me a lot. I’m looking for other companies to do that with.

What’s next? Well, this is really an alpha. I see a ton of stuff we need to do with the Web site. It’s not Channel 9 yet. I want to step up the quality of the interviews too, but that’ll be pretty hard cause these are all pretty good subjects.

That’s where you come in. This is in your hands now. Would love to know what you think, even if you think it sucks, and where/who/what you want me to film next.

UPDATE: If you could go and Digg it, I’d really appreciate it.