Mr. No Name Comment from Techcrunch blog December 16, 2006Posted by John in Technology.
Below is a comment on the Techcrunch blog. I laughed so hard when this person compared me to Bush and Rumsfeld. Here is the comment from a noname commenter on Techcrunch comment #24.
“Your claim that Facebook is worth more than YouTube was challenged by your star podcaster, Robert Scoble, in the blog post you link to.
I’m a fan of Robert Scoble and I check his blog no less than 5 times a day, but I’ve since visited PodTech, your company, a total of 5 times. Allow me to explain why:
#1 I spent the first 3 visits to your site, PodTech, trying to get the Quicktime player to work, and I’m a tech savvy guy. Other people have complained about it too, but did you listen? No.
#2 Scoble’s fans have tried to persuade him and you to switch to Flash player, which even Microsoft has conceded is a better online video delivery platform and is now using for its Soapbox video uploading site. Were you swayed? No.
#3 YouTube is popular for many reasons, one of which is its under-10-minutes short-clip culture. The length of PodTech’s videos is excruciatingly long, for talking heads, which many on Scoble’s blog have criticized. Did the feedback work? No.
I will say this: you got the “chutzpah” to do exactly what you want to do. Bush and Rumsfeld got the “chutzpah” to say “stay the course” all these years, and look what happened. “
Hey No Name: I agree with all your points above. Whoever you are you should say who you are. I’m not afraid to admit that I agree with you. We’ve been doing video for only a few months and we will be changing to make the user experience better. Flash will be on in a month and the site will change. The Bush Rummie comment did make me laugh. PodTech is only 1.5 years old and the Bush Rummie thing is 5 years old. In 5 years from now I hope that PodTech has little or no traffic on our site. We are not trying to be a portal …If the net continues to evolve all the traffic will be RSS based.