GeekTV and Rocketboom

 Katie Fehrenbacher at GigaOM posts a story on PodTech and GeekTV.  Geek TV is a well-known site and emerging brand in videoblogging.  Geek TV does the best job at video blogging today. Irina and Eddie also know technology cold. I am psyched to have them on board at PodTech.

Regarding Rocketboom they both made it happen and both have the talent.  Jeff Jarvis guest Fred Graver has a post that goes into great detailed analysis (Dave Winer linked to it).  A snip from Fred Graver post…

“how is this different from anything we’ve seen in the past 300 years of show business? If you’re having ANY trouble understanding what’s going on here, read Trav S. D.’s brilliant history of vaudeville, “No Applause, Just Throw Money.” The phrase “Hit the bricks, kid, I got a million of you” was born at the same tame as the phrase “Ladies and Gentlemen, on with the show.”

What follows is a little bit of advice for both of them that hopefully will make the next few weeks or months easier.Andrew – you are the producer, the entrepeneur. You put up the idea, you put up the energy, you put that ad up on Craig’s list. You were / are amazingly generous in calling Amanda your partner. (I suspect you feel a little bit like your proposed marriage on your first date.) Screw the apologies. You own Rocketboom. Take a lesson from Dick Wolfe – the franchise (in his case, Law and Order) lives. The actors come and go. Put another fucking show on the web and move on. (To continue the bad marriage metaphor… what the hell were you thinking, bringing in mediators!??!?) Move ON! On the other hand… it’s been a year or so… what else are you going to do with this brilliant idea? Boom some more things, it’s about time.

Amanda – I’ve got two words for you: Martha Quinn. You’ve got a tough road ahead of you. You’re going to have to create a franchise for yourself. Get to work – the clock is ticking and 90 days from now, it’s going to be “what the fuck happened to Amanda Congdon?”

 What’s sad is that I remember Martha Quinn (growing up in NJ in the early 80s) and knowing the NY scene Fred comes across as an all knowing media mogul.  Fred be careful your comments have a dangerous false sense of security .. today you’re a so called pro and tommorow a dinosaur,.


Author: John

Entrepreneur living in Palo Alto California and the Founder of SiliconANGLE Media

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