“What did we do?”

We’re sitting around in the Swiss Chalet and the geeks are wondering just what we did last night. Got a bit of a hangover (we drank a 109-year-old Cognac last night, among other things). Pierre made some awesome raclette cheese — they have a machine where they through half-a-roll of cheese on it and it melts it off. It’s amazing stuff. They are checking in on their email and what happened overnight. Hundreds of requests for access to CoComment. #2 on Memeorandum. And requests from press coming in. Brian Benzinger even wrote a Greasemonkey script overnight. More than 800 people have looked at my Flickr photo from last night. Laurent continues the conversation over on his blog. All for a non-planned release. (They are wondering if they are going to get yelled at by SwissCom team that developed this along with Laurent). This wasn’t a planned release, it just happened cause we bugged Laurent to talk about it.

I think this is going to start a new trend. Wanna release a product? Well, you can either go to Demo (that’s this week and I’m sure it’ll start lots of these kinds of conversations too) and show your stuff off to Chris Shipley and crowd (and that’s after you pay tons of money) or you can throw a killer party in a Swiss Chalet, invite your friends over to hang out in a hot tub and go skiing, and show them all what you’ve been working on.

It was a great demonstration of what we discuss in our book and what I talked about on Friday in my speech to LIFT06. You don’t need to do much more to kick off a movement than to start a simple conversation. Yeah, David Anderson (the agility expert) you get it. Who’s next?

Comments

  1. This is pretty crazy how fast it is spreading. And what was that, a GreaseMonkey script in an hour or so? Although I have found a bug in coComment already. If you use the broswer button, and are still in the comment box, it nullifies the submit button almost…you have to click using a mouse instead of tabbing. Being a keyboard user most of the time, this really sucks.

  2. This is pretty crazy how fast it is spreading. And what was that, a GreaseMonkey script in an hour or so? Although I have found a bug in coComment already. If you use the broswer button, and are still in the comment box, it nullifies the submit button almost…you have to click using a mouse instead of tabbing. Being a keyboard user most of the time, this really sucks.

  3. Ryan: yeah. It shows what happens when you tap into an unmet need. When I saw it I knew I wanted it. I didn’t know how good it was.

    This is why they are limiting access, by the way. So that they can bootstrap it up to a bigger audience by fixing bugs and making it more scalable.

  4. Ryan: yeah. It shows what happens when you tap into an unmet need. When I saw it I knew I wanted it. I didn’t know how good it was.

    This is why they are limiting access, by the way. So that they can bootstrap it up to a bigger audience by fixing bugs and making it more scalable.

  5. Yeah. Well I actually sent feedback to WP about something similar. I really suggested something like LiveJournal comments. It looks like this will soon possibly be e-mailed notifications.

    We’ll see how long this lasts…

  6. Yeah. Well I actually sent feedback to WP about something similar. I really suggested something like LiveJournal comments. It looks like this will soon possibly be e-mailed notifications.

    We’ll see how long this lasts…

  7. Robert: I can see you in the “People” part of coComment — are you there under a fake name or have you run out of access codes? ;-)

  8. Robert: I can see you in the “People” part of coComment — are you there under a fake name or have you run out of access codes? ;-)

  9. I have to appoligize for having my (untitled) blog full of test comments.

    I added my feed (*caught* http://feeds.feedburner.com/GeekFromTheStreet) to the Google Reader and Google Reader read the blog title as (null) or somthing… now I can’t get rid of it. The message says You have unsubscribed from “null.” but my feed is still in the list.

    I think it’s either a problem with my blog, which runs WP 2.0, or somthing else, because NOW Google Reader is reading the blog title fine.

    I’m afraid to post on my blog anymore because I don’t want to make it seem I’m trying to get to the top of the list or anything like that. I’m not.

    Anyway, just wait until Monday Monday Monday! It’s gonna be big Big BIG! The server admins are going to have strokes strokes strokes…

    I just got this on my FreeBSD server, which the blog runs on:

    wordpress-2.0.0,1

  10. I have to appoligize for having my (untitled) blog full of test comments.

    I added my feed (*caught* http://feeds.feedburner.com/GeekFromTheStreet) to the Google Reader and Google Reader read the blog title as (null) or somthing… now I can’t get rid of it. The message says You have unsubscribed from “null.” but my feed is still in the list.

    I think it’s either a problem with my blog, which runs WP 2.0, or somthing else, because NOW Google Reader is reading the blog title fine.

    I’m afraid to post on my blog anymore because I don’t want to make it seem I’m trying to get to the top of the list or anything like that. I’m not.

    Anyway, just wait until Monday Monday Monday! It’s gonna be big Big BIG! The server admins are going to have strokes strokes strokes…

    I just got this on my FreeBSD server, which the blog runs on:

    wordpress-2.0.0,1

  11. Uh yeah Andrei, why are you appoligizing to Robert? Your theme looks like a hacked k2 mixed with the Pool theme. Maybe that has something to do with it.

  12. Uh yeah Andrei, why are you appoligizing to Robert? Your theme looks like a hacked k2 mixed with the Pool theme. Maybe that has something to do with it.

  13. I’m not going to start a troubleshooting session, not in this post, but I just upgraded WP from 2.0 to 2.0.1 and I’m still getting the same strange problem. My blog, in CC, shows up as (untitled) and so does ever post in it.

    I’m using K2 with some custom CSS overwrites. I tried commenting with K2 turned off… same thing.

    Maybe this isn’t the place to ask, but how does CC get those values anyway? I’ve looked at cocomment.js… and I can only see pre-defined lookpoints for hardcoded domains (myspace.com, wordpress.com, xanga.com, msn.com, just to name a few.)

    Are there any RPCs made?

  14. I’m not going to start a troubleshooting session, not in this post, but I just upgraded WP from 2.0 to 2.0.1 and I’m still getting the same strange problem. My blog, in CC, shows up as (untitled) and so does ever post in it.

    I’m using K2 with some custom CSS overwrites. I tried commenting with K2 turned off… same thing.

    Maybe this isn’t the place to ask, but how does CC get those values anyway? I’ve looked at cocomment.js… and I can only see pre-defined lookpoints for hardcoded domains (myspace.com, wordpress.com, xanga.com, msn.com, just to name a few.)

    Are there any RPCs made?

  15. Brian Benzinger even wrote a Greasemonkey script overnight.

    Brian’s script works. It eliminates the need for the bookmarklet. Just install the script and post your comments.

  16. Brian Benzinger even wrote a Greasemonkey script overnight.

    Brian’s script works. It eliminates the need for the bookmarklet. Just install the script and post your comments.

  17. throw a killer party in a Swiss Chalet, invite your friends over to hang out in a hot tub and go skiing, and show them all what you’ve been working on.

    You dingbat. This has been done since the dawn of time, only now you blogger types are getting wind of the smooze corruptional mode. Sales wheeling and dealing junket-style, befriend, hold parties, invite umm party help, order more Long Islands, now sign this here sales contract or sponsor this here legislation. A feature of Washington DC since the 1783. In Colonial days the guy that didn’t buy drinks, didn’t get votes.

  18. throw a killer party in a Swiss Chalet, invite your friends over to hang out in a hot tub and go skiing, and show them all what you’ve been working on.

    You dingbat. This has been done since the dawn of time, only now you blogger types are getting wind of the smooze corruptional mode. Sales wheeling and dealing junket-style, befriend, hold parties, invite umm party help, order more Long Islands, now sign this here sales contract or sponsor this here legislation. A feature of Washington DC since the 1783. In Colonial days the guy that didn’t buy drinks, didn’t get votes.

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    5595-3210-4562
    5079-5746-6867

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