The DeCentralized Me!

Over the past 4–5 years in writing this blog I have always been concerned about services that cause consumers of this content to get connected through a third party service.

As many of you I have signed up for most of the social networking services, for me anyways as more as a point of interest, that connects me with the family of consumers of this content, that I, and my team produce. If you read this blog on a regular basis you will know it is intermixed with Rich media containing Audio Podcast, Blog Post and Video.

While I realize their are a variety of ways and software tools that one can get to our content, down deep I hope that everyone comes here first. Geek News Central is, and always will be the primary point of presence for anything that I, and the contributing editors feel the need to post on.

With the invention of Twitter, FriendFeed, and several other services out their that is commanding a lot people’s attention. I have slowly come to realize that many people are only getting part of the ongoing  conversation, which in a sense is breaking the very thing I have tried to prevent over the past 4–5 years.

Part of it is my own fault for not making sure that the Twitter conversation and everything else I haphazardly post on is not also syndicated on this site.

I am torn though, as I am sure I could setup a widget and import, my flickr post, all my tweets etc..,  but I am also pretty positive not everyone wants to see all my tweets, after all why would you care that I am writing this post from LAX? You don’t but I did tweet I was in LAX, this trivial information has no added value to the content here, but at times I do have important things to say that could be carried here as well as being sent out on Twitter.

I think this is going to continue to be a hot topic for a while, as we all want the eyeballs here first, or people consuming the content via the primary RSS feeds, I am going to look into a way to easily get the content that is important onto and in this my primary content stream.

As a side note. This is one of the major things we took into consideration at RawVoice with our podcast publisher. We have built a great tool that does not de-centralize the conversation. [Loic Le Meur]

About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.