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Squadcast #10 — Searching for the Future

I really, really wish we had been able to do a better job with this one, because I think the content is great...

The Squad­cast 10 — Search­ing for the Future from Down­load Squad on Vimeo.I really, really wish we had been able to do a bet­ter job with this one, because I think the con­tent is great. The pro­duc­tion, maybe not. Jason Cala­ca­nis was nice enough to talk to us about Mahalo and social search in general.

I majorly fucked up right off the bat by fail­ing to record our iChat audio con­ver­sa­tion (the next day I found out that there is a plu­gin that will ensure that you do that, but the built in ver­sion only allows you to record if you have both peo­ple on cam­era. Not audio, not one sided video. For that, you have to get another pro­gram. Some­times I hate Apple.), so we had to do it again in Skype (thank you Jason for being so awe­some and nice about it!). It was incred­i­bly embar­rass­ing and not the way I wanted to make my best first-impression, but what can you do?

Grant wasn’t feel­ing well and so our cov­er­age was a lit­tle off. I think the screen­cast for the inter­view worked, I would have liked to have tried to get it a lit­tle clearer. That will take time though. All in all, really good con­tent, not great pro­duc­tion qual­ity. Oh well. Every­one has an off week.

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Caleb Chang - Gravatar

Caleb Chang said:

I am con­tin­u­ally amazed by the amaz­ing awe­some peo­ple you meet, almost ran­domly, on twit­ter. Thanks for blog­ging about Mahalo. Just went to check out the site and I must say I love the con­cept of “the first human pow­ered search engine”. Found the info pro­vided quite engaging.

BTW — not to say pre­sen­ta­tion is not impor­tant, but if I had to choose, I’d take con­tent over pro­duc­tion qual­ity any day.

Posted on: January 25, 2008 at 1:22 amQuote this Comment
Christina - Gravatar

Christina said:

Caleb, I so agree — Twit­ter has been such an incred­i­ble path­way to new and inter­est­ing peo­ple! I think Mahalo is pretty cool too — I’m glad you were able to find the infor­ma­tion useful!

And thank you for your com­ments and feed­back! I’m really glad Mike tweeted about you today!

Posted on: January 25, 2008 at 1:37 amQuote this Comment
Nik Fletcher - Gravatar

Nik Fletcher said:

Great episode of the Squad­cast… as ever :) British col­league envious 😉

Posted on: January 25, 2008 at 7:26 pmQuote this Comment