Where has Scoble gone?

http://friendfeed.com/scobleizer

http://www.twitter.com/scobleizer

Why am I doing both of those instead of blogging? Easy: I’m listening to more than 16,000 people there and that starts interesting conversations.

Coming soon (mid-April) is a redesign of my blog and FriendFeed will play a big part in that.

Today I’m going over to interview the FriendFeed folks. Watch http://www.qik.com/scobleizer for live video from there at about 11 a.m.

FriendFeed, in particular, shows my work on a bunch of different services, not just on one. You’ll see my YouTube videos, my Twitters, my Google Reader’s shared items, my interactions with a very rapidly-growing community on FriendFeed, my Upcoming event additions, and a bunch of other stuff.

Is this the new blogging? Well, my blog here is now for longer, more thoughtful pieces and the pressure to publish every day here is far far less than it was a year ago.

75 thoughts on “Where has Scoble gone?

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  2. I had commented somewhere about my belief that “smarter” apps like FriendFeed would develop, but with brandable capabilities. You reference the redesign and FF playing a role in that. I, for one, would be interested to learn more.

    Guess I can wait and see though, but anxious nonetheless, as I believe what’s to be revealed will in some ways be a glimpse into the future of personal branding. And, that excites me to no end!

  3. I had commented somewhere about my belief that “smarter” apps like FriendFeed would develop, but with brandable capabilities. You reference the redesign and FF playing a role in that. I, for one, would be interested to learn more.

    Guess I can wait and see though, but anxious nonetheless, as I believe what’s to be revealed will in some ways be a glimpse into the future of personal branding. And, that excites me to no end!

  4. Dan: I was on IRC. It sucks compared to Twitter. Why?

    1. No permalinks PER post.
    2. No RSS feed.
    3. No FriendFeed services.
    4. Can’t block assholes effectively.
    5. No API so other weird tools like http://www.twittervision.com can be built.
    6. Kevin Rose doesn’t use IRC.

    But nice try.

  5. Thanks for this move! I appreciate your move towards more thoughtful posts within the blog. That’s the thing I want to read from you, apart from some of the fastcompany.tv shows.
    Blogging about every micro-move, as somebody called it, is NOT the thing I want to see from you personally ;)

  6. Thanks for this move! I appreciate your move towards more thoughtful posts within the blog. That’s the thing I want to read from you, apart from some of the fastcompany.tv shows.
    Blogging about every micro-move, as somebody called it, is NOT the thing I want to see from you personally ;)

  7. Robert,

    I understand that, and that is not a bash at you trying out all of these things. Indeed, you stream out a lot of services, many might not see. The thing I think many would like to see is a little more depth again with your blog. A little more explanation about the differences, the why you have decided to charge ahead with the other and so on. Over the years, and I have read your blog for year, you used to give many more thoughtful posts and it seems to have changed into an almost Twitter like blip about oooh I am going to this, oooh I am changing from this and so on.

    I am simply hoping, even with all of your new toys, you view your blog as what it has been for many years and that is an open place, where people are not needing to sign up, log in, dedicate time to some company that is shilling something, and get good information as we have in the past.

    Those are some key points between using services like Facebook, which certainly have value, as do the many others, but most people do not have the time or the *job* to jump ship every time you do for the simple purpose of trying out something new OR just so they can follow something useful you put there rather than what used to be your more central hub. In other words, you fracture your audience and lose people, while putting up less meaningful content by making all of these leaps… Not in phases, but in all or nothing tangents. Your blog is an open garden and most of these services require entering a new and many times walled one… (leaving out the non-portability of trying move once you are ensconced)

  8. Robert,

    I understand that, and that is not a bash at you trying out all of these things. Indeed, you stream out a lot of services, many might not see. The thing I think many would like to see is a little more depth again with your blog. A little more explanation about the differences, the why you have decided to charge ahead with the other and so on. Over the years, and I have read your blog for year, you used to give many more thoughtful posts and it seems to have changed into an almost Twitter like blip about oooh I am going to this, oooh I am changing from this and so on.

    I am simply hoping, even with all of your new toys, you view your blog as what it has been for many years and that is an open place, where people are not needing to sign up, log in, dedicate time to some company that is shilling something, and get good information as we have in the past.

    Those are some key points between using services like Facebook, which certainly have value, as do the many others, but most people do not have the time or the *job* to jump ship every time you do for the simple purpose of trying out something new OR just so they can follow something useful you put there rather than what used to be your more central hub. In other words, you fracture your audience and lose people, while putting up less meaningful content by making all of these leaps… Not in phases, but in all or nothing tangents. Your blog is an open garden and most of these services require entering a new and many times walled one… (leaving out the non-portability of trying move once you are ensconced)

  9. benb: interesting. Facebook is used by 90 million people. Twitter, more than a million now. FriendFeed? Is exploding in use. Kyte? Go to Compete.com and look at the trend line. Qik? Everyweek there’s more people on it.

    So, if you watch me, you’ll probably be able to watch the experiences of a very early adopter and see where things are good and where they fail. There’s some value in that.

    Even better, if you try them along with me we can discover together.

    If you want to be a late adopter, there are lots of other places for you to hang out.

  10. benb: interesting. Facebook is used by 90 million people. Twitter, more than a million now. FriendFeed? Is exploding in use. Kyte? Go to Compete.com and look at the trend line. Qik? Everyweek there’s more people on it.

    So, if you watch me, you’ll probably be able to watch the experiences of a very early adopter and see where things are good and where they fail. There’s some value in that.

    Even better, if you try them along with me we can discover together.

    If you want to be a late adopter, there are lots of other places for you to hang out.

  11. comment 16) Again, unlikely. Blindly follow without a fully though through reason, except some minor cool things today that really should not cause hoards to follow-suit… primarily because like the whole bizarre, up and down Facebook is the new religion manner, it makes no sense, because it will just end up that he switches and then does again and again. For most people the cost in time, effort and lost data from whatever they were led to would not likely provide anything more than a waste.

  12. comment 16) Again, unlikely. Blindly follow without a fully though through reason, except some minor cool things today that really should not cause hoards to follow-suit… primarily because like the whole bizarre, up and down Facebook is the new religion manner, it makes no sense, because it will just end up that he switches and then does again and again. For most people the cost in time, effort and lost data from whatever they were led to would not likely provide anything more than a waste.

  13. comment 23) You will not likely find it here – because whatever is the new one will be overtaken by something new and you are to herd to the next.

    Honestly, how anyone decides to take most of their online identity and continuously fractures it, dumps it, restarts it all the while handing it all over to 3rd parties is beyond me… in the continuous fashion crosses the border of absurd.

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