New Media Expo 2008 Wrap up & Ideas

We are waiting for our plane back home to Hawaii and I’ve been wanting to capture some of my thoughts from the recent New Media Expo in Las Vegas, where Shane and I spoke. I’ve got three main points, some of which were also mentioned by Mike McCallen. I also discussed this in the pool at the Hilton with Jim Kirks of…

Are comments moderated on HillaryClinton.com?

Apparently the answer is “YES.” I heard a speech from her last night asking people to come to her web site and share our thoughts. I did just that on this post (link has expired), in a very clean and respectful way. My message was asking her to gracefully concede, acknowledging that she fought a good race but nonetheless has lost, albeit…

Dave Evans on Twitter & the Metrics Panel at SXSW

I am posting a short video below that I took over dinner at Truluck’s in Austin with Dave Evans’ version of the Metrics Panel at SXSW (link has expired). Apparently, the panel members were taking a little too long to get to the point for many audience members, who were communicating via Twitter. Read some actual quotes from the back channel audience…

Audiences are Messy Too

Yesterday I wrote about customers being messy, and that it is our job to work with, rather than expect them to use our products and services only as the engineers intended. Well, audiences can be the same! The Sarah Lacy keynote interview of Mark Zuckerberg yesterday was a very educational event. As a public speaker with 20 years experience, I shared the…

Reporting Standards Bloggers v Journalists

This is an ongoing discussion, and @astrout, one of the people I follow on Twitter, is putting together a summary of this debate. Please read his post (I’ll update this one with a link after it’s published (link has expired) next week) for the full monty! No links here as this is a Rox Opinion Piece. While I understand that people really…

Twitter Joins Us on Verio

Let me start by saying, I’m dropping in on a conversation taking place at Techcrunch, Twitter and on the Joyent blog regarding the continue server outages at Twitter. I use Twitter but have been too busy this past week to even notice their recent round of outages. I found out today they had been hosting with Joyent and last night made the…