Okay, podcast fans… we’re trying something a little different today.
Alex and I have just launched an experimental podcast: Bedtime with Rob and Alex. Here’s the scoop:
It’s a podcast that captures the knowledge, insights and passions of our online community and Web 2.0 explorations — whether that involves a new way of looking at online collaboration, or a new piece of software for looking at online pictures.
As partners in both bedroom and boardroom, we get to explore these questions 24/7. (Don’t you talk about RSS aggregation after your baby wakes you up at 3 a.m.?) But we’ve long noticed that our most creative, wide-ranging conversations often happen at the very end of the day, as we’re comparing notes or sharing what got us most excited. (Not that kind of excited. Usually.)
And now we’re ready to see whether our king-size bed has enough room for two adults, two kids, a dog and an iPod. For the next ten days (just until Valentine’s Day!) Bedtime with Rob and Alex will share our conversations as we wind down. Check it out and let us know whether what happens in the bedroom should stay in the bedroom, or whether you’re enjoying the chance to eavesdrop.
The RSS feed is here. And the iTunes subscription link is coming soon, as soon as the elves over there give our ‘cast the A-OK. Tune in and join us in bed!
Update: The elves have spoken! Here’s the iTunes subscription link.
Valentine's Day 2007 may be over, but the love endures… especially the link love. Over at Social Signal, we've had a ton of bloggers talking about our Web 2.0 Valentine, and thousands of people coming by to look.
We've been involved in memes that went viral, but never one of our very own. And interestingly, the number one name in meme propagation, Digg, had very little to do with it; a vastly more significant chunk of traffic came via StumbleUpon. Which suggests to me that, just as you can't reliably predict whether something will catch fire, you never know where it will happen, either.
One thing you can predict is that when the blogging world likes something, they're generous with their links. Here are the folks who turn up in a quick Technorati search (other than my personal blog and Catherine's), in more or less chronological order:
Thanks, all of you, for spreading the love. We hope you all were showered with candy hearts, bonbons and (organically-grown) roses.
Oh, and we tweaked the web site, added a few more buckets of content and generally rocked out.
So if you phone and I sound a little out of breath, you’ll understand.
Social Signal is hiring a Web Production Manager:
WHO WE ARE: Social Signal puts the web to work for social change, helping organizations turn online communities into a powerful force for progress. And we’re looking for a web production manager who will organize our time, tasks and resources, keeping our projects moving smoothly to successful completion.
WHAT YOU’LL DO: You’ll be managing the big picture of producing complex web projects, with the authority and resources to make each project a success. You’ll be the linchpin of a team of four full-time staff and a larger family of subcontractors, coordinating with staff, suppliers and clients to ensure that tasks are completed on time and to the highest standards. You’ll also manage Social Signal’s staff schedules, booking everything from pitch meetings to speaking engagements. That will occupy most of your time â€“ but you’ll also get to draft blog posts, research new web tools and help us introduce Social Signal to potential new clients.
There’s a great overview of how non-profits are using blogging, over at the Oakland Tribune. And not only will you find out about amazing projects like Interplast and Kiva, you’ll see the first print mention of Social Signal.
(Cue drunken revelry.)