|Hosts: Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur|
Guest: Robert Scoble
Topic: The Real-Time Web
Recorded: December 31, 2008
Published: January 1, 2009
Net@night 81 - The Real-Time Web
Robert Scoble, Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technical evangelist at Microsoft. He is married to Maryam Ghaemmaghami Scoble. He has two sons, Patrick, from a previous marriage, and Milan. He currently works for Fast Company as a video blogger. He is also the co-author of Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers with Shel Israel.
- Leo and Amber discuss authoority and popularity on Twitter
- soup.io allowed you import your stuff from Pownce and begin a tumbleog on their site.
- Podango podcast hosting and aggregator went out of business
- PCMag'sTop 20 podcasts for 2008
- Leo talks about the topic of his Macworld 2009 talk
- The big stories of 2008
- Barack Obama getting elected using social media
- iPhone/iPhone3G. Having a computer in your pocket is revolutionary
- Scoble has been spending 7 hours a day using Friendfeed, following about 6000 people
- Time and energy is moving from writing blog posts to Twitter tweets
- On Email "For every email I send out two more come in" and Twitter - "Twitter has retrained my life, I don't get nervous if I can't answer everybody"
- Leo's ideas about "Sip, dip and bathe" and Scoble's "media snacking". The more communication you put out, the more you get back. You can't keep track of absolutely everything.
- Popularity on Twitter etc. doesn't equate to authority. What techniques are available to asses authority.
- Rank the tweet not the tweeter
- "Liking" something on Twitter.
- Friendfeed has a lot of potential, it has community and data but it's too difficult to get the data out from.
- Twitter has a lack of features - searching, accessing past Twitters etc, but this is why it is so popular. More features tends to put people off
- Facebook is like a rolodex whereas Twitter is like IMing
- Friendfeed needs to turn on features and simplify the UI to gain popularity. Twitter's growth has momentum that will keep it going. Facebook's growth is still speeding up.
- The Real Time Web - "You're gonna watch things go by live". Live streamning is the way to go. It's immediate in a way that creating video can't be.
- XMPP, Live video/audio is part of the "Real Time Web" idea. "Live" is key and interactive/feedback is also key.
- Scoble's links
- Scoble - "Mike (Arrington) is always going I want the traffic to come to my weblog... I don't want to be investing my time over in Friendfeed where I can't put my ads, (but) I don't really give a sh– about that" (Time: 54:07)
- Israeli consulate held a Twitter press conference.
- Second Life is too heavyweight, XMPP/Twitter is lightweight, there needs to be a low barrier to entry for people to engage, Second Life hasn't really taken off Leo thinks it;'s gimmicky.
- My First Follow tells you the person you first followed on Twitter.
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