Grainy movie of videoblogging session at BlogHer.
Ze Frank on profiteering by YouTube and other Web 2.0 companies. If you’re investing in “business models” that assume that “users” who “generate content” are going to remain naive forever, you might want to listen to Ze on this subject.
Movie from lunch keynote at BlogHer.
Photo: BlogHer chicks nerding out during an informative talk about RSS and accessibility.
Photo: BlogHer chicks nerding out during lunch keynote panel.
Marc Canter engages in dialog with the speakers. I have a rule, no questions or comments from Dave. I’m here as a guest, as an observer. Marc doesn’t have such a rule, leading to an outrageously funny exchange, that cracked me (and no one else) up.
Movie from a first-day session.
I was having trouble getting online, and a bunch of people offered help. It must have appeared to be an interesting scene, here’s the poor helpless male geek being assisted by a bunch of beautiful babes. We did get it working.
Phil Hollows has an RSS-to-email service called FeedBlitz, think of it as an aggregator that delivers new stuff in email messages. Good idea. Now here’s something really interesting — his service supports OPML reading lists. He wants a public place for OPML file hosting. I’m sure we can figure something out.
Ted Leonsis: “The Long Tail theory says that every deal has value and that lots of singles aggregate up to more than one home run.” Interesting way of looking at it. That’s also the theory of MoneyBall.
New directory: C-SPAN podcasts.
Thanks Tom, for doing the C-SPAN podcasts directory, and embracing the small-is-beautiful approach. Little morsels of directory-ness make lots of things possible, and increase the likelihood of a thousand flowers blooming.
Schedule for Day 1 at BlogHer. I already feel weird being here. Lots of shrieking and giggling in the hotel lobby while I was waiting to check in. What a weird place. First thought, I feel as out of place here as women probably feel at most tech conferences. I have to remind myself that it’s not dangerous here. I think.
Remember Dixie podcast experiment?
Had an enjoyable dinner this evening in downtown Palo Alto. Walking back to the car after dinner I noticed a hand-written sign on an office door. It said Azureus. Apparently there’s a company behind the software? Yup. They’ve raised VC. Now there’s someone to tell me why Azureus doesn’t work on my Intel Mac..
Don Park has run into an enjoyable podcast that he wants to share.
Marc: What’s the difference between a widget, a plug-in and an add-on?
Moderator: It’s really just semantics.
Marc: Does that have something to do with The Semantic Web?
A beautiful blonde congratulates me, while I’m sitting with my sister-in-law, on the success of PeopleAggregator.
We look at each other: “She thinks you’re Marc Canter.”
Someday I’ll wake from a bad dream, relieved to find that I am not Marc Canter, and this is exactly how I’ll feel.