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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