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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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January 2008

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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:

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