Well, so far this week I’ve done my two Kyte videos, which got a lot of, um, conversations going. Everywhere I go people talk with me about my ideas of friends and/or search now. Much better than being asked “how’s Maryam feeling” about how her pregnancy is going.
But, those are just “quick hits.” Why am I using Kyte? Because I want YOU to post your own Kyte videos (or Ustream, or Blogtv, or YouTube) to get into the conversation. No need to have expensive HDTV camcorders or put up a ton of different formats or any of that to get a good conversation going.
No, just open your computer (Kyte works on PC or Mac) and click “produce on this channel.” Don’t want to start a channel? Just use mine. It’s open. You can post video of your own to it.
But, back to my other video channel. ScobleShow.com. Today Rocky, my producer, stuffed three videos in there:
A video of ZenZui, which is a really cool new UI for mobile phones.
A video of Overcast Media, which lets you put new kinds of commentary on top of your videos, or DVDs.
and the Plaxo video that breaks news before you see it on TechMeme.
Rodney Rumford is surmising that reports of a Google Facebook application that I mentioned this morning might be a hoax. Why might that be true? Well, for one, it doesn’t work. For two, no one at Google is telling us anything about it (usually they jump in to explain themselves by now).
I’ll assume this is NOT from Google cause it doesn’t fit their MO.
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Plaxo, sometime in the next few hours will ship an online identity consolidator (that’s what they call it) based on microformats. What does that do? Lets you keep track of your identity from a group of online social networks.
I spent some time at Plaxo this afternoon and already have the video up.
And yes, Dave Winer, it’s all RSS all the time too. 🙂
Why is this important? Because we keep our identity (and a different social network) on so many different sites. For instance, I have a separate social network on Yelp, Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku, Facebook, Flickr, Upcoming, and other sites. What if one place could aggregate all your social network info from all these different places? Wouldn’t that be interesting? Yes, it would.
That’s what we discuss in the video.
Two posts caught my eye this morning:
Steve Rubel: The Web changes how we define friendship.
Donna Bogatin: Real friends don’t share.
I’ve been hanging out in my Kyte chat room on and off since Sunday and one of the most common misperceptions is how online worlds deal with the issue of “friendship.” The misunderstandings here are really deep. Particularly on how Facebook tracks your friendship online.
1) People don’t understand what the difference between a “real” friend and an “online” friend is.
2) People don’t understand that Facebook can tell the difference between my enemies and friends (and I have both on Facebook and Plaxo, since I accept everyone’s online friendship, if requested).
Anyway, I cover this in two videos:
Part I of the eight ways you can be my friend (or enemy) online. 20 minutes.
Part II of the eight ways you can be my friend (or enemy) online. 4 minutes.
I mention Mark Lucovsky of Google in this video because he Faceslammed me. Funny, Google’s new Facebook app doesn’t work for me. Maybe he should have had me test out Google’s Facebook application before releasing it to the world. 🙂
There’s a TON of reaction to my videos yesterday, but here’s the reactions that stood out in my searches this afternoon.
SEOmoz (in a post where he ripped almost every opinion I had to shreds): “I used to respect Robert Scoble’s opinions.”
Ethan Stock, CEO of ZVents, points out how fast Google found my post.
Dave Winer on Twitter: “@scobleizer made me jealous. I want some of the drugs he’s taking!” He had a much longer response on his blog this morning.
Uncov: “Robert Scoble Actually Makes You Dumber.”
Danny Sullivan, search engine guru (in a lengthy post where he rips many of my opinions): “For such hype about his video, I was pretty much left with a “is that it” response?”
Dare Obasanjo (in a lengthy reply which focused on the real trouble he sees Google having): “I’m not sure I’d predict the demise of Google but I do agree that the social graph can be used to improve search and other aspects of the Internet experience, in fact I agree so much that was the topic of my second ThinkWeek paper which I submitted earlier this year.”
Karl Martino: “Scoble can’t be more wrong.”
Paul Glaszowski: “How ridiculous it is would be for anyone – anyone with a decent supply of sense, anyhow – to think Google will be divested of its crown by entities like Facebook and Mahalo simply due to a lack of the human intervention or “supplication” in its search process.”
Valleywag: “he’s just revealing what he has always been: a confused evangelist who doesn’t understand the underlying technology, doesn’t have his facts straight, and can’t keep his story consistent. But, boy, is he enthusiastic about it!”
I’ll sleep on these responses and come back to it in the morning. Whew, what a Monday! There’s still more than 500 people watching the videos as we speak, so more reactions will come soon, I’m sure.
The only reason you’ll watch these two videos is because you trust me to add value to your lives and not sell links.
I explain how SEO-resistant technologies like Mahalo, TechMeme, and Facebook are about to upend the search industry.
Part I of Social Graph Based Search. 14:41 minutes.
Part II of Social Graph Based Search. 15 minutes.
And a bonus round III. 6 minutes.
Oh, and the only way you’ll watch these videos is if someone tells you to watch them. No Google. No TechMeme (this post is too short to show up there).
New video gaming show with Rio Pesino. Al Alcorn, co-founder of Atari, is on here.
Damn, is this PodTech? Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone. We’re supposed to be lying over and dying. Or so I read on the Internet. 🙂
First shoot in our nice new studio, too. It’s not quite finished, when it is, we’ll give you a tour and have you over for lunch, or something like that.
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