Gillmor Gang is dead…

Yo, Kent Newsome, didn’t you get the memo? Gillmor Gang is dead. More dead than Office is. More dead than links are. 😉 That said tomorrow some new gestures from Steve Gillmor are coming. It’ll be interesting to see what they are. He hasn’t shown me the show yet (is that a gesture of its own?), but it should be interesting. It just won’t be the Gillmor Gang.

If Chris Pirillo calls you…

Remember that he probably is on live TV and that you should behave. Here’s a recording of when he called me the day after we got our iPhones. I was just slightly too exuberant about the iPhone, but I still am very exuberant about it. As you can tell. 🙂

The conversation is good, though, cause Pirillo is skeptical and isn’t buying into my exuberance. I shouldn’t have been interrupting him so much, but I couldn’t hear him trying to talk cause the connection wasn’t that great.

I can’t wait to be at Gnomedex. Chris is doing the best live video stuff on the Internet right now. I wish I had more time to watch his show.

Sorry, I didn’t behave. Slightly not work safe, be warned.

Hmmm, Facebook: a new kind of press release

Patrick tries out on his iPhone

PR people pay attention.

I don’t answer email anymore. Too much of it.

But there’s one thing that gets passed to my Nokia phone: Facebook wall messages.

Anyone around me knows that occassionally my phone goes “beep, beep.” That’s Facebook (I only pass wall messages onto my phone via SMS).

Today we were walking around Babies R Us in Colma (buying baby stuff) and my phone went “beep, beep.” It was a Facebook message from Frank Roche. If you’re on my Facebook profile you can see it.

It says “Cool new iPhone app: Mock Dock”

I quickly turn to Patrick, say “try this out.” He tried it out and says “it’s cool.” I took a picture of Patrick using it and it, indeed, is cool. It’ll be the first thing I put on my iPhone when I get my own.

It’s a Web page that adds a ton of cool Web apps to your iPhone.

And now we have a new way for PR people to let me know about their apps. Write it on the wall please. Facebook: the new press release.

Oh, and you now know how to get my phone to go “beep, beep” too.

UPDATE: It’s 10:16 p.m., my phone just beeped so I headed over to Facebook to see what was just posted. Well, Otto Radke just posted on my Facebook wall: “if you liked checkout I prefer that over”

I’m already starting to be trained like a pavlovian dog. Beep beep brings good stuff. Mojits rocks.

Don’t try to use your iPhone inside an Apple store

Abdul Tarbzouni, right before Apple employee asked us to stop taking photos of each other

I am inside the Apple Burlingame store with Maryam and Patrick (we were here to try out and buy some new cases). Abdul Tarbzouni just met me (he’s here to buy a case too). He has an iPhone. He is attending MIT studying computer science. He wanted to take a photo of me. And I wanted to take a photo of him. The problem is that an Apple employee came up to me and said it’s Apple policy that photography isn’t allowed in the store. I gave some lip back and she threatened to kick me out of the store. God, I love Apple sometimes. Spend lots of money. Buy lots of iPhones. Just don’t try to use them inside an Apple store.

The hot new development framework

I’m hearing more and more about Django. Pownce uses it. Zooomr uses it. I keep hearing more about it at developer events and seeing more and more developers using it. The developers who’ve told me about it say they like it a lot more than Ruby on Rails — they like it’s based on Python and that they report it lets them develop high-performance apps faster than other frameworks. When Leah Culver, lead developer of Pownce, told me about it while waiting in line for the iPhone, she had high praises for it. If you’re a developer, what do you think?

Is the A list dead? Is blogging dying?

Sigh, I had one quote taken out of context and now even Shel Israel is having to clarify what I said.

What I meant was that my friends who blog who are NOT A listers are seeing their traffic go down — even Maryam has noticed this. I theorized that was due to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Jaiku, and Pownce’s rise. Most of the non-A-list bloggers have been showing up on those places in droves. After all, if you are only writing a blog to tell your family what your new kid is doing then something like Facebook is a lot better for that.

But, I didn’t mean this to be a comment on A list bloggers at all. Most of the A listers are seeing their traffic go up. Myself included. Why? Because search engines are getting more traffic and because people are still looking for communities and people who give out interesting information and also because the mainstream press continues writing about the A list. For instance, if I want to know about what’s happening in video, I need to go to Om Malik’s site. I haven’t found anyone who covers the video space as well. I’m sure he’s showing up in tons of searches, too.

Something is happening over on Twitter/Jaiku/Pownce, though. That’s where the action is. Does it take away from blogging? No because IT IS blogging. Albeit 140 characters at a time.