Cute little “Mediasnacker”

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.

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11 thoughts on “Cute little “Mediasnacker”

  1. Hey Robert. The thing I find interesting about the Sister Judith video getting Dugg is I think the original Digger’s witty Digg entry title had a lot to do with attracting so many others to watch the video then Digg it themselves. And the funny/surprising part of it is my blog entry got caught between the witty Digg title and the video itself. During the heat of the digging, my blog was more popular than Jonathan’s — so, thanks for helping me achieve my 10 minutes of internet fame. 🙂

    As for why some bloggers don’t rally the link/voting mob, perhaps they aren’t after popularity or fame — they just want to blog.

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  2. Hey Robert. The thing I find interesting about the Sister Judith video getting Dugg is I think the original Digger’s witty Digg entry title had a lot to do with attracting so many others to watch the video then Digg it themselves. And the funny/surprising part of it is my blog entry got caught between the witty Digg title and the video itself. During the heat of the digging, my blog was more popular than Jonathan’s — so, thanks for helping me achieve my 10 minutes of internet fame. 🙂

    As for why some bloggers don’t rally the link/voting mob, perhaps they aren’t after popularity or fame — they just want to blog.

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  3. My friend — Wee lil’Beckett says that we oughta call our next child Scoble out of appreciation for the kind post nod, or maybe Scoble 2.0. Whichever name we eventually choose will go in the random hat along with Jobs, Meme, Wired, and Six Apart so that all the Heathers and Billys remain utterly confused.

    BTW, when time allows, keep an eye on the work that DK is doing ‘across the pond’ with his MediaSnackers gig (and the associated Phatgnat team as well). The video you took a peek at is only a hint of the great stuff coming out of his office. He’s making fast tracks in using 2.0 technology to align the corporate-meets-youth-initiative sector in Europe, South Africa, and beyond. Very innovative bloke who’s sure to gain mad attention in the next blink of an eye, but he seems quite happy to be flying under the radar right now.

    Next time you’re in Texas, Beckett would love to show you around and even get you a decent cowboy hat to keep that snowy complexion of yours free of harmful UV rays while sipping peach martinis during beach-side photowalks! And he’s still curious as to when he’s going to be able to tune into PodTech’s upcoming “Future of Learning” vodcast channel. Are the rumors true? (he smiles)

    Cheers,
    Beckett (and his dad)

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  4. My friend — Wee lil’Beckett says that we oughta call our next child Scoble out of appreciation for the kind post nod, or maybe Scoble 2.0. Whichever name we eventually choose will go in the random hat along with Jobs, Meme, Wired, and Six Apart so that all the Heathers and Billys remain utterly confused.

    BTW, when time allows, keep an eye on the work that DK is doing ‘across the pond’ with his MediaSnackers gig (and the associated Phatgnat team as well). The video you took a peek at is only a hint of the great stuff coming out of his office. He’s making fast tracks in using 2.0 technology to align the corporate-meets-youth-initiative sector in Europe, South Africa, and beyond. Very innovative bloke who’s sure to gain mad attention in the next blink of an eye, but he seems quite happy to be flying under the radar right now.

    Next time you’re in Texas, Beckett would love to show you around and even get you a decent cowboy hat to keep that snowy complexion of yours free of harmful UV rays while sipping peach martinis during beach-side photowalks! And he’s still curious as to when he’s going to be able to tune into PodTech’s upcoming “Future of Learning” vodcast channel. Are the rumors true? (he smiles)

    Cheers,
    Beckett (and his dad)

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  5. Here’s one way to surface content by using popular RSS feeds as a discovery seed:

    http://slantt.net/source/scobleizer

    The digg feed gets a tonne of action; people tag those stories like crazy, which bubbles up interesting stuff:

    http://slantt.net/source/digg_all

    I’m still working on refining the system to filter del.icio.us-sourced links better and cross-index tags among stories & links to provide more relevance. On the blog side, you can “vote down” blogs – too many clicks on the [x] will get a blog banned from the SLANTT index…

    Agreed that much great content languishes; but until an automated semantic version of the web can be deployed, it will continue to languish – digg and their like are essentially distributed human indexing services – if you’re not in the index, you’re not getting anywhere.

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  6. Here’s one way to surface content by using popular RSS feeds as a discovery seed:

    http://slantt.net/source/scobleizer

    The digg feed gets a tonne of action; people tag those stories like crazy, which bubbles up interesting stuff:

    http://slantt.net/source/digg_all

    I’m still working on refining the system to filter del.icio.us-sourced links better and cross-index tags among stories & links to provide more relevance. On the blog side, you can “vote down” blogs – too many clicks on the [x] will get a blog banned from the SLANTT index…

    Agreed that much great content languishes; but until an automated semantic version of the web can be deployed, it will continue to languish – digg and their like are essentially distributed human indexing services – if you’re not in the index, you’re not getting anywhere.

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  7. Many thanks for featuring MediaSnackers through Christian’s post. He’s been such a great advocator of our work and continues to enable our stuff gets to a wider audience (agreed he should be getting greater recognition – his voice is one of the few which resonates through simple quality).

    Thank you again for the feature and happy to welcome you into the MediaSnackers fold 🙂

    DK

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  8. Many thanks for featuring MediaSnackers through Christian’s post. He’s been such a great advocator of our work and continues to enable our stuff gets to a wider audience (agreed he should be getting greater recognition – his voice is one of the few which resonates through simple quality).

    Thank you again for the feature and happy to welcome you into the MediaSnackers fold 🙂

    DK

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