A post by Robert Scoble a couple of days ago has resulted in five people asking me what’s coming from Apple or just pointing me at the post. I don’t watch the Apple space that close to know what they have cooking. I am sure whatever it is you will be required to spend at least $399.00 on it, and that you are going to probably get about 4 years of usage out of it, if your lucky before it breaks (aka iPod conspiracy).
On a serious note, every person that has listened to my last show that is a Mac user has told me to wait and not buy a Mac till the show is over. We will see what happens. [Scoble]
Paul gives Microsoft some advice on getting podcasting support integrated into windows. Here are my thoughts
1. Unless it comes by default with a computer or gets pushed in a update then I might as well keep on using juice.
2. It needs to have the directory integration built into the application but not like the abomination of a directory Apple has.
3. They need to give equal billing in their directory to all podcasters.
4. It has to be simple to use click, subscribed.
I have some more ideas, so Bill if you want to call me, and ask what those are I would be happy to share them with you. Come on Microsoft you got a pile of cash lets make it happen. Better yet let’s talk business, and let me help you get there [www.paulcolligan.com]
At this point the spin machine is out of control over at Microsoft, and I am sure that this device which we are now pretty sure will be a slimmed down tablet that will do video, music and some gaming is going to be a pretty cool device. But does this mean in 2 weeks when it is revealed that I am going to be able to go down to CompUSA and pick one up?
If they are not in stores they are announced a lot of people are going to be pissed off. I will not be so mad if we could buy one online, but what Microsoft needs to do here if they really want to make this launch sizzle is mail 500 of these to bloggers and have us test them a week before they are available, that would build real buzz and be something that would drive sales.
Or is this device just a prototype for Microsoft’s part lets hope not. [Scoble]
I keep a pretty good watch on the traffic coming into the website, and I must say that Scobles post that talks about minimal traffic coming from Blog Search Engines had me busy for a couple of hours tonight. Causing the room temperature to go up from hard-drives hammering away running the past 12 months of logs thru a log processor with some new variables, that I am still analyzing but I did see a couple of things that even surprised me.
First Google is driving 74.9% of the traffic to this website that number was not the surprise. The surprise for me was that Technorati, Feedster, and IceRocket combined drove less than 2% of overall traffic here. That tells me that all of the tagging we are doing is likely not helping much. The rest of the traffic is a variety of search engines and happily bloggers that are linking here.
I use those three services heavily but within RSS queries in my aggreator so I am trying to see if that is skewing the results. The RSS feed on the other hand is just flat out getting hammered by a variety of services and users that are updating nearly every hour. Nice to see that other people are seeing similar trends.