Christian Long’s son is a cute little Mediasnacker. I like that term. It’s what I’m doing today. Snacking on media.
While snacking on media I found Rick Segal’s post about a fatal mistake a startup made (handing out too many shares before they were funded).
One question: why aren’t many of the most interesting tech blog posts on either Digg or TechMeme? I find a lot of blogs that are really great that rarely get to Techmeme (cause no one links to them) and don’t get to Digg (because their authors don’t know how to rally the mob over there to vote for stuff). For instance, go through my link blog and compare to TechMeme and Digg. Now, explain to me why the things I’ve picked out of my feeds mostly aren’t on Digg or TechMeme.
Another question: which video of mine got Dugg last week? It was the “sister” who runs the Vatican’s Web site. I don’t remember anything else I’ve done that’s gotten so many Diggs (1150 at last count). Why is this video “the one” that Digg users chose out of the 150 or so videos I’ve done? I remember telling Maryam right after that interview that that video would be my most-watched video. Why? Cause there’s a lot more Catholics around the world than geeks who care about Web 2.0 startups.
Anyway, the more I read feeds, the more I realize the best stuff just isn’t getting exposed. Now, you might say that Christian’s kid doesn’t deserve to be on TechMeme. I can’t argue with you there, but the video that is on that post is interesting and explains lots of the changes coming. I’ve been putting lots of Christian’s stuff on my link blog. Why? Cause he writes about how schools should change in reaction to the changes in the world he’s seeing (he designs schools, so knows a bit about the topic). I don’t remember seeing a post of his on Digg, or on TechMeme, but his stuff has a potentially bigger impact on society than most of the stories on either Digg or TechMeme.