I’m Not a Fan of Pummelvision [and Other Useless Single Purpose Apps]

Some time back – right before the clock turned over for the new year – a service called Pummelvision started making the rounds. It didn’t get very far, but a few high profile folks used it. Essentially what it did was take videos from your Facebook albums, compile...

Isn’t There Some Oil Spill Or Something? [Calacanis-gate]

Remember that time Scoble got his account jacked up by Facebook? Do you remember what was going on in Kenya at the time? All I’m saying is that there are probably much more important things for us to all give a shit about at the...

SxSWi Day One Wrap-Up: In Which I Meet Leo Laporte

As is my custom, I try to put together a wrap up video for each day I’m here at SxSWi. Today was an interesting day, since I spent so much of it in the studio (and the time I spent at the convention center, most things appeared to still be under construction). I had a...

I Am Not an Earthling

Political neophytes Dave Winer and Robert Scoble have been once again inflicting their beliefs upon the public.  This is not particularly new stuff from them.  Ever since the primary campaigns, Dave and Robert have been showing the world why they should stick to...

This is an intervention, Robert…

Robert Scoble has been hanging out with Mike Arrington a lot lately, or so it would seem. Ever since he was announced as a “TechCrunch Expert” back in mid-August, he’s been channeling the fervor and unqualified attacks we generally only see come from...

Fav.or.it Really Bothers Me

I’ve actually never spent a whole lot of time on Fav.or.it. Whenever Louis Gray made a big deal of them a while back, I covered the back and forth and the finer points either side had to make, but I was in a place where I was all full up on early adopting and...

The Current Podcast Renaissance

Friday evening, my fellow Mashable writer Steven Hodson sat in on a sort of round-table podcast with Profy writer Cyndy Aleo-Carreira, Inquisitr‘s (and occasional Mashable contributor) Duncan Riley, and Cyndy’s husband (sorry, didn’t catch his...

Robert Scoble is Wrong – Short Form Video Rocks

The upload process took a lot longer than I expected (I need to encode to a slightly smaller format, apparently), but I managed to eek out an under-produced response to Robert Scoble’s assertion that short-form inherently doesn’t lend itself to high...

Who Here Uses Kyte?

I’ve been tasked to look into Kyte over at Mashable in connection with one of our side projects. I used the product a long time ago, and I’m sure the service has changed radically since then. The last time I used it, it would crash my browser half the...

Excuse the Dust

My site (rizzn.com, for those of you viewing this somewhere else), is undergoing some major changes. Robert Scoble, a few days ago, was talking about his diminished influence via his blog somewhere (probably FriendFeed). That got me to thinking of the value of my...