Must-See Geek TV: Scobleizer & 23 Startups

Combine tech startups, Scoble (the Paul Revere of tech revolution), and a video camera. What do you get? Nearly two dozen videos of various tech startups.

  • Stop Eating Shit, and check out Fooducate. Inspired by the discovery of glow-in-the-dark yogurt containing┬ácarcinogen.
  • Send your pictures quickly to multiple social-media platforms via Photogram, an alternative to Instagram (more a sharing of art). The Tubemogul of photography?
  • Abukai helps you organize receipts when you travel.

And Scoble is the Social Media Messiah and has less than 6K subscribers. Can we help, people?


One of Top 25 Most Innovative Digital Publishers

Congratulations, dear reader. We’ve made the cut. We’re one of the top 25 most digital publishers (David Garland “Rise to the Top”). Scoble made it too, so we have some good company.

I use “we” in a collective sense, since I probably wouldn’t be in my 5th or 6th year of publishing without you. Yeah I’m pretty sure without your intellectual comments I’d grow weary. And I’m certain that if I didn’t see some of the mindless and humorous ones I’d have long since regressed to a newsletter only my mama reads.

Have a glass of champagne, or celebrate in whatever way you see fit. Heck, while you’re here… how will you celebrate your victory?

You and I made the cut, baby. Barely, but we made it.

Online-Video Junkies on Twitter

It’s amazing how quickly Twitter has turned from an early-adopter groupies party (mostly YouTube peeps) to a viable tool to facilitate dialogue related to industry verticals and special interests.

TweepML allows you to share a group of people you follow. And in a nice example of TweepPM’s utility, Steve Garfield (a trend setter who was vlogging before your mama heard of YouTube) created an instant “follow top online video peeps” tool.

I’m now following some people I’ve tracked in other forums (video, RSS), but never thought to stalk on Twitter. For example, the Scobleizer (Robert Scoble), who needed the plug given his paltry 100K followers.

Not sure how I landed on the top of a list that includes Ryan Seacrest, but I’m flattered nonetheless. Who’s gonna tell Steve that he missed Daisy Whitney?

Steve Garfield's online-video club

Oh Dear. I’m a Social-Media Neanderthal. Again.

Do you know that sickening feeling when you realize something important is happening via social media, and you don’t know where to start? You may call me a Neanderthal, but I like to think I’m a “medium-fast follower.”

evolution of computer darwin

So here’s my social media “Keeping Up With the eJones” history (at a Glance):

  1. In 1991 my friend Damon put his e-mail address on his business card, and I laughed.
  2. I can’t remember anything that happened between 1991 and 2005, but they tell me there was a bubble.
  3. In the fall of 2006, the techies in my office suggested I post videos on YouTube. I was like, “whatever. Revver shares advertising revenue.”
  4. I think I discovered Linked-In around then, and have been plagued by former salespeople since. Still can’t decide if I should be Kevin Nalty (marketing guy) or Kevin Nalts (video junkie).
  5. In 2007 I went on SecondLife for the first and last time (made this short satire video of my experience)
  6. Later in 2007, I felt compelled to catch up with my cooler friends by joining Facebook, MySpace, and other stupid social media sites I can’t even remember.
  7. I even started Twittering last year because Micki Krimmel made it look hot.
  8. Nutcheese told me to start Stumbling the other day, and that pretty much killed my video-making proliferation the past week. Thanks, Kelley.
  9. Now Steve Rubel (the “all knowing Thumper in a forest of clueless Bambninos“) is telling me I need to FriendFeed because he’s addicted. Of course some jackass swiped the Nalts name on FriendFeed (the nerve), so I had to resort to RealNalts. I don’t know how to start Friendfeeding, but the Scobleizer says it’s fast. Now I just have to figure out what it does fast.
  10. Continue to get accosted by work, friends and family about never checking e-mail and allowing my voicemail box to say “full.”

How’s a girl supposed to keep up with friends, coworkers and family? I’m too busy harnessing new technology to simplify my life.