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FriendFeed and Twitter ROI for Robert Scoble?

Social Media by Flickr user Thomas HawkMichael Arrington over at TechCrunch thinks Robert Scoble needs a FriendFeed intervention. Michael believes Scoble’s reputation as a "blogger" is suffering because he’s spending too much time on FriendFeed and Twitter and not enough time on his blog. On Twitter Robert has nearly 45,000 followers and has written over 16,000 messages. On Friendfeed Robert has nearly 23,000 subscribers.

Scoble responds to the attempted intervention on his blog and on FriendFeed.

What do I think? I applaud Scoble for risking his reputation as a blogger to put the wider social network and micro-blogging to the test. I think Scoble has increased his influence in 2008 by establishing himself (and his brand) on FriendFeed and Twitter. I don’t think it will take much effort on his part to get his Web 1.0 blog numbers back up again – if that’s what he wants to do. I think Arrington is probably jealous that Scoble (essentially a one man shop) has him beat on the FriendFeed and Twitter metrics. Arrington is probably looking at 2009 wondering how he can catch up ; )

Keep up the good work Robert! I think your investment in FriendFeed and Twitter will pay off.


Scoble Inside Twitter Headquarters

Scoble gets inside Twitter headquarters. Scoble posted An inside look at Twitter yesterday, a video interview on the scene at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, featuring pretty close to the entire staff. There’s a lot of good stuff in this interview. Scoble covers everything from their recent round of funding to the technology under the hood at Twitter. Worth watching if you’re at all interested in Twitter and services like it – or Web 2.0 bubble companies for that matter ; )
My Twitter Profile. My take on Twitter and services like it – there’s a future in the micro-blogging format but I don’t really have a use for it in my life or work today. My Friendverse doesn’t Tweet so that makes the service pretty useless as far as I’m concerned. Following events or popular people using the service just isn’t my thing. Connecting it to SMS just makes my Q really annoying.


Techmeme vs. Scoble’s Link Blog


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Techmeme is great but Robert Scoble’s Google Reader powered Link Blog, Scobleizer.com’s Shared Items, is better. My Google Reader “For Morning Coffee” folder includes both the Techmeme feed and Scobleizer.com’s Shared items feed so I have a lot of caffeinated experience with both feeds. 9 times out of 10 I prefer the content in Scoble’s Link Blog. Why? I think it’s the human element. Why scan through the Techmeme feed and others for the highlights when Robert can do it for me ; ) I call it the ScobleMeme. ScobleMeme, like TechMeme, isn’t for everyone. Thanks Robert!

Related:
Scobleizer – My favorite 35 feeds for the past month


Google Gears



Google Gears (a developer API that’s supposed to make it easier to build Web apps that work offline) is getting a lot of attention today. Scoble tossed up a quick interview with Bret Taylor, the Google dude responsible for developer products, that’s worth a quick watch at under eight minutes. Take a look. Here’s the link to Scoble’s post.


Is my blog boring? The cute kittens don’t think so.



Hi, originally uploaded by Cale Bruckner.

According to Scoble your blog is boring if you resort to posting cute pictures of cats for traffic. Is he right?

This is a picture of a couple kittens I took at the Green Hill Humane Society.

Cute? Or, boring?

Related Posts:
Scobleizer – If I wanted to have lots of traffic // ICanHasCheeseburger top WordPress blog // LOLCats


Scoble Style

My friend Pat McCarthy did a fantastic job outlining a talk Robert Scoble and Maryam Scoble gave recently at the Blog Business Summit titled Fifteen Ways to a Killer Blog. This isn’t exactly new but I thought it was worth passing on.


Microsoft Live Labs: Photosynth

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Photosynth, a Microsoft Live Labs production, was a big hit at the Web 2.0 conference and it’s easy to see why. Scoble dug it.

Our software takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and displays them in a reconstructed three-dimensional space.

With Photosynth you can:

  • Walk or fly through a scene to see photos from any angle.
  • Seamlessly zoom in or out of a photo whether it’s megapixels or gigapixels in size.
  • See where pictures were taken in relation to one another.
  • Find similar photos to the one you’re currently viewing.
  • Send a collection – or a particular view of one – to a friend.

    Link to source >>


Prediction: Scoble Launches Vlogging Craze

Scoble is going to launch vlogging (and podtech.com) into orbit. I spent some time with my surfboard tonight – surfing the vlog waves – there’s a lot of crap out there but there’s also some really good stuff flying around. Pioneers like Amanda Congdon (Rocketboom) are doing pretty good for themselves already – we’re talking about 85K a week in advertising revenue and 300,000 visitors a day. I’m looking forward to watching this space as it develops.

 


Scoble – IMO

Scoble, the uber blogger, is leaving Microsoft for Silicon Valley start-up podtech.com. News of Scoble’s decision to leave Microsoft rocked the blogosphere over the weekend and it will continue to monopolize the conversation through the week. In fact, the jolt and the resulting traffic was significant enough to knock podtech.com off-line for a while. IMO, Microsoft should have done a lot more (there’s a price) to keep him around. Seriously, Scoble is Microsoft in the blogosphere and I can’t see how they’re going to fill the void – Channel9 was just a small part of what he did for them. Big mistake Microsoft – you can’t afford to loose guys like Robert. Best wishes Robert!

Related: Scoble is Leaving Microsoft – Chris Pirillo (good "buzz" outline/link list

 


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