See ya at Katz at noon

See ya at Katz Deli in New York today at about noon. My cell? 425-205-1921. Remember to save Saturday for Maker’s Faire too in San Mateo, California. We’re doing a Photowalking there.

Speaking of events, there’s a ton of videos from when I was at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco up on ScobleShow.com. My favorite of those videos? Zude. One problem, though. They didn’t think their service was going to be that popular. They went into beta one day and promptly got overloaded. If you watch the video you’ll see I was very excited about it and knew it’d be a hit (it was the coolest thing I saw at the Web 2.0 Expo).

I don’t get this. The word of mouth network is now so efficient that I knew they’d probably have about a million people hit it on the first day. They didn’t believe that. Companies that don’t plan for extreme scale issues are gonna really look lame from now on. Even Twitter continues having troubles. I couldn’t get into Twitter many times this week.

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Comments

  1. I think its about time that there was a geek event in Chicago! Sadly I can’t got for a jaunt to New York or a trip to California, or Seattle for that matter.

  2. I think its about time that there was a geek event in Chicago! Sadly I can’t got for a jaunt to New York or a trip to California, or Seattle for that matter.

  3. Robert, I shot you an email via your hotmail address regarding the issues with Twitter. When you get a chance (I know you are a busy guy) get back to me. Maybe with your outreach and our abilities to scale websites, we can help out these new services that keep popping up. I’m not a sales guy, just a technologist that is very excited about new ways to use the web. Fortunately, I work in a company that can help many of these scaling issues that arise.

    -Joe

  4. Robert, I shot you an email via your hotmail address regarding the issues with Twitter. When you get a chance (I know you are a busy guy) get back to me. Maybe with your outreach and our abilities to scale websites, we can help out these new services that keep popping up. I’m not a sales guy, just a technologist that is very excited about new ways to use the web. Fortunately, I work in a company that can help many of these scaling issues that arise.

    -Joe

  5. Does the location of the event always matter

    Orville Chomer comments on Robert Scoble’s website. My thoughts are after the quote.
    “I think its about time that there was a geek event in Chicago”

    I’ve brought this topic up to deaf ears time and time again. No one has even brought up wantin…