My first Google “ScobleShow” interview — Google Reader team

If you’re looking to get some insights into the mind of a Googler, this video interview with the Google Reader team is a fun one to watch. It’s with Nick Baum and Jason Shellen. Jason was on the original Blogger team, back when it was called Pyra (founded by Meg Hourihan and Evan Williams). It’s 35 minutes long.

You’ll get a look at Google’s Master Plan 2.0 (it’s on the whiteboard behind Nick and Jason) as well as see just how many Google searches are being done around the world (we get a look at one of the screens which shows each Google search as it’s being done — displayed on Google Earth).

This is the Google Reader team, so of course we talk about RSS and feeds and blogs and all that — plus you’ll get insights into Google’s culture when we talk about whether or not Google Reader will accept advertising and how their 20% time works to help bring new products to market like Google Reader. I filmed a second video with Nick Baum where he gives us a video demo of Google Reader.

Oh, and I have so far about 26 more videos that we have in the bag. I’m editing another Photowalking right now. Editing is not easy. I suck at it (you can see that cause I put my logo on this video twice, but didn’t catch that until after waiting 2.5 hours for it to render — sigh). Also, the weird sound you hear is someone’s cell phone. My wireless microphone picked that up. Gotta remind everyone to turn off their cell phones — I always forget and it ruins the video. I can’t wait until I have an editor who can help. I’m making lots of mistakes, but what the heck? You get to make fun of me for all of them.
Next week that editor will be here and you all will be shocked at who it is. No, not Chris Pirillo. Someone even more shocking.

If you’ve been behind, we have lots of stuff to watch at ScobleShow.com with even more coming.

39 thoughts on “My first Google “ScobleShow” interview — Google Reader team

  1. My guess is that it has be coulter…from his comments, it’s obvious that he actually knows something about digital video and made the hike to your house.

    My different 2 centavos: lots of people that don’t speak english would be very interested in some of these interviews (especially the ones with luminaries)… especially since iTunes just launched in Spanish (iTunes Latino) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15514482/

    Tony

  2. My guess is that it has be coulter…from his comments, it’s obvious that he actually knows something about digital video and made the hike to your house.

    My different 2 centavos: lots of people that don’t speak english would be very interested in some of these interviews (especially the ones with luminaries)… especially since iTunes just launched in Spanish (iTunes Latino) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15514482/

    Tony

  3. Robert,
    I’m pretty damn good at editing. FedEX me three shows and I’ll do them for free. Unfortunatly, I can’t move to CA, but in today’s world virtual workers are common place. I’m not looking for a job, I would just like to help a fellow blogger out until he has the help he needs.

    Herschel

  4. Robert,
    I’m pretty damn good at editing. FedEX me three shows and I’ll do them for free. Unfortunatly, I can’t move to CA, but in today’s world virtual workers are common place. I’m not looking for a job, I would just like to help a fellow blogger out until he has the help he needs.

    Herschel

  5. “Your website does not render in Firefox 2.0. Something about the redirect puts it in an infinite loop.”
    ——————

    I went back to Firefox 1.5 because I’ve run into too many irritating glitches. I’ll check 2.0 again when 2.0.1 is released.

  6. “Your website does not render in Firefox 2.0. Something about the redirect puts it in an infinite loop.”
    ——————

    I went back to Firefox 1.5 because I’ve run into too many irritating glitches. I’ll check 2.0 again when 2.0.1 is released.

  7. Robert, can you ask them (Google Reader API Team) if they will support the API for Desktop Applications too? because it seams the api was optimized only for web access.
    Thanks!

  8. Robert, can you ask them (Google Reader API Team) if they will support the API for Desktop Applications too? because it seams the api was optimized only for web access.
    Thanks!

  9. Your website does not render in Firefox 2.0. Something about the redirect puts it in an infinite loop.

  10. Ben: yeah, unfortunately doing more than two mics gets a lot harder. It’s already hard enough to make two work properly. That probably won’t improve until I have enough audience to pay for an audio guy.

  11. Ben: yeah, unfortunately doing more than two mics gets a lot harder. It’s already hard enough to make two work properly. That probably won’t improve until I have enough audience to pay for an audio guy.

  12. Make sure you have a mic next time too, since there were times when it was hard to hear what you were saying compared to the other guys. Otherwise, it was a good interview and I’m looking forward to more.

  13. Make sure you have a mic next time too, since there were times when it was hard to hear what you were saying compared to the other guys. Otherwise, it was a good interview and I’m looking forward to more.

  14. You have 26 more Google videos in the bag? You might want to diversify just a bit unless you want your show to turn into a Google version of Channel 9.

  15. You have 26 more Google videos in the bag? You might want to diversify just a bit unless you want your show to turn into a Google version of Channel 9.

  16. Hey Robert,

    I love your blog and have learned a great deal from it. This Google Podcast was the first one I watched and I thought you might want to change the name of your show to the The Bobblehead Geek. I sell bobbleheads along with many other types of schwag and found your head bobbing interview technique fascinating. I started counting the number of head bobs. I did not get to watch the whole thing but I counted at least 75 head bobs. Keep up the awesome blog and if you ever want to get some customized bobbleheads please let me know. I look forward to watching more Scoble Podcasts. Thanks again for all your interesting posts and links.

  17. Hey Robert,

    I love your blog and have learned a great deal from it. This Google Podcast was the first one I watched and I thought you might want to change the name of your show to the The Bobblehead Geek. I sell bobbleheads along with many other types of schwag and found your head bobbing interview technique fascinating. I started counting the number of head bobs. I did not get to watch the whole thing but I counted at least 75 head bobs. Keep up the awesome blog and if you ever want to get some customized bobbleheads please let me know. I look forward to watching more Scoble Podcasts. Thanks again for all your interesting posts and links.

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