Today Scoble’s in Half Moon Bay at Sam’s Chowder House when he spots a geek on the beach with a device he doesn’t recognize. Being the ubergeek he is, he ran down the beach and finds an Apple exec trying to hide the device.
Turns out it’s an iPhone on steroids that Apple plans to release a couple of months after the iPhone. Turns out it’s a book reader and an Google rss feed reader / browser all rolled in to one.
Because of some new screen technology, it’s readable in *direct sunlight* – which I can’t do very well on my Sprint phone. It never needs to be turned off.
The Apple exec grabbed it back from Scoble when he stumbled across “Steve Jobs blog”.
Anyway the Scoble blog entry is here. Leave it to Scoble to stumble on to the summer’s biggest scoop while hanging out at a shoreline seafood restaurant.
On Monday, Scoble will be on CNN with Kathy Sierra and Chris Locke talking about the week’s dismal events in the threats to bloggers.
picture above from the Statesman article referenced below.
I’m out. Of the closet. OK. I’m a twitter user.
Omar Gallaga, Statesman blogger/writer and Rodolfo Gonzalez, photographer, caught up with me on South Congress last week and outed me as a twitter user in a story on twitter. Here I am posing for a picture above at Jo’s Coffee. He calls me “amiable”. Nice. He says my hair is “unruly under the hat”. I should have pushed harder for that haircut from Dorothy last week, darn.
Gallaga mentions Robert Scoble’s use of twitter at SXSW and it was Scoble on twitter that got me an invite to the Salt Lick for a super barbecue beerfest at SXSW. It was actually CotĂ© that turned me on to twitter about 2 weeks ago.
Gallaga really hits it on the mark when he talks about how twitter is a “springboard to new creations”. Today twittervision, which is a mashup of google maps and twitter, introduced “personal twittervision” which lets you post comments while viewing every comment posted on twitter worldwide.
What is TwitThis?
Click “TwitThis” to try it out and tell your friends about us on Twitter!
TwitThis is an easy way for people to send Twitter messages about your blog post or website. When visitors to your website click on the TwitThis button or link, it takes the URL of the webpage and creates a shorter URL using TinyURL. Then visitors can send this shortened URL and a description of the web page to all of their friends on Twitter.
So I think I’ll install this on this blog and my other blogs:
I’ll let you know how hard or easy this was. I run on WordPress.
Given the powerful reach of the internet should political campaigns be required to disclose youtube negative ads? – Pat Buchanon
“let it rest” – Eleanor Clift
“the internet is being transformed into a toilet” – McLaughlin