Bruno Grande at App Storm:
“In essence, instead of one entity having control over a medium like Twitter, a standard is made, allowing any person or company to implement the medium, which remains interoperable.”
Today at Viddler HQ, around the new handmade, reclaimed pine Viddler table, the lot of us were discussing App.net, Tent.io, Twitter and the state of social networking. It really is an interesting time.
Today I said, if Tent.io existed in 2003 I wonder if Twitter would exist in its current form. In reality, micro-blogging is coming back around to be little more than blogging with a few added social features. Tent.io standardizes this “protocol” like SMTP and POP did for email.
For an excellent and thorough discussion of this look no further than John Siracusa’s Hypercritical Episode 88. You might consider Huffduffing it like I did.
I’m not going to bet for or against App.net winning or losing against something like Tent.io. I actually happen to like App.net quite a bit. And, App.net could easily implement the standard. I’m also not betting for or against Tent.io. But something will come along to disrupt the control that Twitter and Facebook have over the social graph.
This is what Viddler always needed.
Thanks to the iPhone 5′s new panorama feature. Expect more of these in some awesome locations.
Matt tried to make me look good.
Moving out of this building next month.
It was a hard fought battle.
Not everyone but closer than usual.
Believe it or not Viddler‘s “Super Sys Admin” Todd Troxell uses this text-based, window-less UI full time.
As you may recall Bernie has a support control center on his desk. Today I came into Viddler HQ to discover that he’s pretty much a switcher.
Bernie‘s ‘computer bank’ for Viddler support is pretty awesome.
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Random 60: What time do you wake up?
I wake up every morning around 6:45a. I love it. Back in 2006 I was getting up at 7. As I get older, I’m getting up earlier. But really, I enjoy waking up early and getting things accomplished. It is when I work best.
What about you?
Note: No Jeffs were harmed in the making of this video.
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Random 60: What is your favorite music genre?
Special guest Jeff Johns, a friend and fellow Viddler team member, has a particular taste in music so I put him on the spot to name his favorite music genre.
My favorite music genre would have to be Rock.
What is your favorite music genre? Let us know in the comments!
Viddler all-star Kyle Slattery (right) is back from his semester in Germany. He’s already back at work and back to eating Gombos from The Goose. We’re happy to have him back and to feed him.
Oh yeah, Rob Sandie is in this photo too.
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Random 60: What can save newspapers? | Favorite on Viddler.
Can anything save newspapers? Today I’m joined by Rob and Bernie, two of my coworkers, and we all have simple ideas that may help save the newspapers for us. For Rob he thought he needed to see more talk about technology in his local newspaper. Bernie said the main reason he gets the newspaper, like so many others, is to help his family save money using coupons. For me, I’d much rather an online solution by giving my local news on my phone or with alerts.
What would save newspapers for you? Would you subscribe to them in paper form or online?
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Random 60: Getting songs stuck in your head | Favorite on Viddler.
Today’s random 60 topic was suggested by Sam. Thanks Sam.
Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? How did it get there? Maybe you listened to the radio, or a friend is addicted to a song and plays it over and over, or perhaps you were in the grocery store and heard it. No matter how it got there, for a while, it is there to stay.
Most recently I’ve had the song Jump Rope by Blue October surgically planted into my head by Chris because he plays it over and over (it is also the intro to today’s Random 60 video).
What was the last song you had stuck in your head and how did it get there?
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Random 60: Are you camera shy? | Favorite on Viddler.
Do you find yourself shy around cameras? Maybe you have no trouble chatting with your friends at bars but the second someone takes out a camera, you find yourself hiding?
Today, we explore why that is with Donna DeMarco, Vice President of Viddler, because she is camera shy and would know best why that is. She says it is because “it is permanent, and she can see herself on the video”.
If you’re camera shy, share why in the comments!
Last Thursday, not Friday, Owen JJ. Stone, also known as Ohdoctah, interviewed me for his Friend-up Friday series. Well, now it is Friday. And he has put the video online. It is about 10 minutes long but the last few minutes are probably my favorite. The word association game he plays was really fun and I think makes for good video.
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I haven’t done a video on Viddler since November! This doesn’t make up for it but at least there is something with me out there now. I’ve gotta hop on it. Maybe I’ll take one of the Skribit suggestions for this site and use video instead of writing to check it off the list.
Thanks to Owen for coming into Viddler HQ last week and for doing this video.