Wow, if there was a day where everything could go wrong today was that day. Minutes before the show went live on ustream their chat server went down forcing the need for an alternative. I had set one up on my own server but since I had linked everything through a web based chat service called mibbit everyone came from the same host and as a result kept getting killed for clones. In the process of trying to fix that some sort of routing issue occurred and I was locked out of my own server! So at that point I put chat on the back burner and went back to the show itself trying to show things, and guess what, FireFox then froze up on me causing the whole show to stop! After I was able to restart Firefox and log back into ustream, ustream then did its “you’re already broadcasting the only thing you can do to fix this is reboot BS” so a reboot was in order………
After getting back I put up one more alliterative chat, ustreams partially worked, and we used twitter for chat as well… and all in all horrible experience to those of you watching live so I greatly apologize for all these problems and thanks for sticking with Social Blade! Next week hopefully the technology gods will be favorable on us
Special thanks also to our guest this week, Scott Ginsberg for joining us amongst all these issues!
Scott Ginsberg The Nametag Guy. Scott’s the author of twelve books including HELLO, my name is Scott,The Power of Approachability, How to be That Guy and Make a Name for Yourself. He’s also worked with large companies like STAPLES, VERIZON Wireless, Boeing, Prudential Financial, UniGroup, Coldwell Banker, Gundaker Realty, Leo Burnett, Manpower and Hyatt Regency.
Golden-Voiced Homeless Man Scores Job Offers After Video Goes Viral
Before this week, the name “Ted Williams” most likely brought to mind the phrase “Teddy Ballgame.” Now, the name has become synonymous with “Golden-voiced,” as a homeless man with that moniker has shot to stardom as a result of his breathtaking vocal chords.
[via mashable & youtube]
Facebook $50 billion valuation (and Goldman Sax’s 500 million investment) and what it means to other social media sites
Valuations come and go. The move up and fall down. In the whole scheme of things, they only count for now and can turn on a dime (no pun intended). When Goldman Sachs participates in a large investment in Facebook, it means something. What that meaning is, we really don’t know. Nobody does. Yet. If it’s successful, if Facebook is able to turn a sizable investment into real ROI for the investors, than it means all of this ranting that “social media is the ‘now’ and the ‘future’, damn it” will be real. Those of us embedded in it know. Those with the money haven’t been as forthcoming.
StumbleUpon Surpasses Facebook For Social Media Traffic Generation
How can a site with 12 million users send more traffic than a site with 600 million users? When your site is specifically designed to do nothing but send traffic. StumbleUpon may be small compared to sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, but it sends the most social media traffic around the web according to the latest numbers by StatCounter.