Monday, February 06, 2006

Quoted quoting the real brains behind blogging on The Globe and Mail

I've been quoted in The Globe and Mail.

After working till 4:00AM on a Sunday, mostly to catch up with last week's work, I just don't think I can't think of a ton to add to the conversation that was started with that piece. I know I'm not alone burning the midnight oil as I'm sure many of my fellow entrepreneurs are doing the same, as its the weekend prior to the main event that is Demo 2006 (we didn't make the application deadline... sigh.) Then again being a bootstrap -- tens of thousands of dollars to demo at a conference is pretty steep -- esp. given our non existent marketing budge.

Here's a bit more I wish I could have added to the article: (1) blog early, blog often -- and (2) read the Cluetrain Manifesto. Much of what I was quoted on I can't take much credit for, much of what I said was figured out way before I had even heard of the "blog" word word by Doc, Chris, and David the real blogging gurus.

Coincidentally, I'm proud to say that I've met two of the authors (Doc and David) in person (both separately) and have spent a decent amount of time with each talking about what we've been up to at BS. I'm looking forward to reading more of what Robert Scoble and Shel Israel have written in their recent offering and see how they are "extending the conversation" around the evolving role of blogging and "peer-to-peer content creation."

Hopefully those that are using BubbleShare see what we're doing as a positive contributor to enabling regular people to become "peer-to-peer content creators." If a picture really is worth a thousand words, then our BubbleShare pictures with their associated audio and text captions should have contributed a few essays worth the googlesphear/blogosphear.


  1. Congrats on making the papers again Albert. you are spot on the cluetrain, an old idea, i think is only now only really gaining steam with blogging. I'm just back from lift (had the chance to meet scoble and gapingvoid hugh who are doing a lot to push this space)

    if you can spare a few mintes watch scoble’s talk from lift he really brings everything together

    [and if you really have time on your hands watch Bruce Sterling's takes a few minutes to get going but brilliant and hilarious]

  2. funny thing is that i actually got on the "blogging cluetrain" late but I wasn't stupid enough to "NOT NOT" go to bloggercon 1 on the "free day" and drove my (mostly) bootstrapping "broke ass" down to Boston... really clued into the revolution then (Oct/2003 - seems like such a long time ago...)