Friday, September 08, 2006

Robert Scoble: The Blogger King


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From the Hollywood Hills to an undisclosed location in Silicon Valley, I tracked down the King of the Bloggers, Robert Scoble.

Robert is one of the most positive and delightful people that I have had the pleasure to know. I interviewed him for the McVlog, and also enjoyed his company over dinner. I also had the pleasure of meeting his lovely wife Maryam.

I can see why Robert has become such a force and voice in technology. He is candid, curious and has a certain kindness.

Although he should never be underestimated, for he will confront evil in his online persona "The Scobleizer".

I am looking forward to his video work coming soon. I would like to see where his curious mind takes us. And Robert, my vote for the name of your show is "The Scoble Show". 'Nuff said.

Here you can see our report, and also a more complete interview with Robert.

Have a great weekend everyone.

65 comments:

Steve Woolf said...

Scoble and McVicar. Now there's a recipe for trouble... :) Hope the trip was a fruitful one...

maxfischer said...

He does kidn of look like Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

Scoble is worth all the hype. Bow to the tech god!

Steve Garfield said...

Hi Dan,
I love the new Brightcove interface. Fun report.
--Steve

WO7 said...

Dan...I love this vlog! Your always in focus and your pronunciation is...as us chickens say...impeccable.

martinbrody said...

funny as usual... Scobel's power move is impressive and frightening.

lion heart said...

nice blog

clearthought said...

Interesting video blog.

My blog.

Village Mama said...

Great, smart blog! Have a great weekend Dan !

danielmcvicar said...

thank you all!

chumly said...

Looking forward to seeing more thanks.

buns and chou chou said...

Dan, we liked that.
-Buns/Chou Chou

airforce said...

i wonder how to enable the video in the blog? here is my blog Master Cool Space

Anonymous said...

Who's this guy - Dean Martin??

danielmcvicar said...

Hey Anonymous....who are you?
My birthday is June 17th, the same as Dean Martin

Airforce, you can get code to post McVlogs from Revver, Blip and Youtube. Also, I can send you the brightcove code if you email me at daniel@danielmcvicar.com
Thanks Chumly and bunnies!
Daniel

shergett said...

great blog !!!! congratulations !!!

S. Scott Craft said...

Great blog! I can't believe that there is somebody out that who hasn't heard of Dean Martin. Keep blogging!!!!!!!!!

garrett said...

hey i live there in silicon valley

Allen & Consultants said...

Greatt visual info on blogs

Nathan said...
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Nathan said...

Great videos. Reminds me of something that would have been on TechTV back in it's glory days... Presentation is impressive.

-Nathan

Leonnie said...

Very nice blog, I like it :-) Learning Disability

Heidi on Vashon said...

Philip Seymour Hoffman? Totally!

Justin said...

Great interview, Scoble is a funny guy and seems to have quite a personaliy. Thanks for the video!

happy said...

I love ur blog
keep it
Food that heals

卓卿 said...

interesting~~good

Victor Kaonga said...

Dan,
Your blog is great. I am new to this world and I am learning lots of things by the day. I am happy with your blog.
Victor

Ben Myers said...

YOUR BLOG IS PHAT!

YOU DA KING!

May I join your legions?

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CoralPoetry said...

Daniel,

Now I see what it takes to become a blogger of note. There is absolutely no hope for me. One needs to procure a warehouse to stock an array of very tight T-shirts with ones photo emblazoned thereupon, so tight that they reveal every rib and tendon. Oh yes, very fetching. Woof-woof. You have set the trend and I shall follow shortly but I shall wet my shirts before allowing a camera to shoot. Please visit my humble self-effacing blog of NO interest and place some worldly advice thereon. Thank you.

Regards,
Coral

danielmcvicar said...

Hello to all...and thanks to whoever made this a blog of note. I will step up my game more, and I have an announcement coming on a future McVlog.

I will be checking out all your blogs...but BENJAMIN T. MYERS, sorry about the girlfriend. Maybe you should meet Coralpoetry, she has lovely pictures of flowers and delightful and interesting poetry.

Gordon Moss said...

I love the McBlog.

It was interesting last night I was walking through the park and I saw a sea turtle. The sea turtle was black with blue and green polka dots. It was flying right at me.

Luckily, I ran out into my truck and I realized the truth: there was no truck. The truck was simply a creation of my imagination.

This goes to prove the power of the law of attraction. We attract into our reality what we really are. You see that's why ugly people get married. Like attracts like. It's fairly simple when you really break it down.

I was talking to Peter the other day my pet goldfish and he told me that turtles only use turtle wax. This is the key to understanding the importance of always putting the right amount of air pressure in tires.

I hate marshmellows.

So, if you want to change your life you must do three things:

(1) Only eat the gumballs that you buy for a quarter.
(2) Set big goals.
(3) Work towards them.

Gordon Moss (The World's Greatest Networker)

Anonymous said...

I like you're vlogs.You have a good format and a fun way of presenting your information. I've recently started vlogging and am always glad to see the vlogs of others, I realize it's a growing trend but has not really become 'mainstream' yet...I think it almost has that rebel feel to it.

~Richard
richard-speaks.blogspot.com ~my vlogs/opinions/random info

richard-thinks.blogspot.com ~my philosophy

Muffin-Willow said...

Being new to Blogging, it's incredible to see what is possible!

Regards

Ian

CoralPoetry said...

Daniel,

Is life a slippery downward spiral once you’ve scored your first par, or double-bogey, whatever that might be? No point in aiming for condors and eagles, I suppose?

Regards,
Coral

P.S. Is it possible to switch the auto start off on the video so that once it has played there's the option to leave it like that. My html has an auto start=false (or true) option. Not that your blog is any of my business but I returned to read the comments and the video plays every time.

danielmcvicar said...

Hi Coral..no it is on autostart, so you must reach for the pause button.

I will be posting a new McVlog on Monday...

R2K said...

: )

Hi there, great music!

Welcome to the blogger blogs of note list.

Keep vloggin!


-R2K

Anonymous said...

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Donna Piranha said...

I seriously think I'd be a more interesting interview. Nothing against the Scobleizer....
I'll be waiting.
Thank you, thank you very much.

Kirin said...

Nice blog of yours, Dan

Shaun said...

Very very awesome!

** Shaun **
My awesome blog: ohpunk.blogspot.com

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CoralPoetry said...

Daniel,

Thank you, thank you thank you for reading my blog (is that enough grovelling for one day?). Seriously…I am very grateful. Oh my!! I forgot about the “pause button”. I thought they were bread sticks to accompany the blog tapas. Sorry.

Hey, and what happened to Gordon Moss (one of your responders). I placed a seriously creative reply to his blog and it vaporized in cyberspace.

Regards,
Coral

P.S. I look forward to your next vpodcast. I hope there will be an interview with a poet. Billy Collins is my favourite. I missed a date to attend a reading by Billy a few of weeks ago because I was languishing in hospital. Abandoning that venue hurt more than anything.

Jeff_Mills said...

poop

Loredana Coda said...

Cool!

BionicBuddha said...

Great blogsite...I like the brightcove format.



www.bionicbuddha.com

The Faux Press said...

Great to see you enthusiastic about the medium and getting it right: videoblogging's success rests upon the hunge amount of emotional information contained in motion pictures. That allows intense community. Transparency.

Good luck and welcome to the vlogosphere!

danielmcvicar said...

thanks for all your comments, and I like to leave all comments. Sorry I had to remove a couple that were spamlike.

I will be taking you all to lunch on Monday.

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Hanna said...

I love it and I love one of you ;)

Great job, guys!
I'm proud of all your hard work !!!

Keep it up :)

JB said...

Daniel, I'm really glad to know about you & your "tech-friends".

It's gone a be a big tech-revolution, every week, every day, every... Great!

Kind regards, from Barcelona!

PS: I'm 3 months blogger.
Using words, photos, video & personal creations!
+34 609 350676 if come to BCN or not! ;)

vince said...

Great Blog

Rabbit on a stick was too funny!

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litttlejen said...

loved your blog, keep up the good work... Gemini here also.. both know what that means.

The Foo said...

Nice vlog you have here. Great interviews and you seem to have a great persona as well - you make the vlogs more interesting! Ever thought of TV?...

Philip Seymour Hoffman DEFINITELY to play Scoble - they do look like twins.

I'll be back to watch more vlogs. Great Stuff!

Regards,
The Foo
http://thefoologs.com

Meras said...

Yes I agree with others. This is good idea to have a vlog. Great vlog!!!



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kyuman said...

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Granny said...

Love the McVog and your Blog, am I interesting or just vain. www.thedevinegranny.blogspot.com/

Love to you and family.

Forty_Two said...

I'd like to see parenting become a licensed profession.

Drop by and join the debate.

Steve the Mildly Unwell Bastard said...

Dan,

From one blogger to another, good work here!

I've been at this blogging thing for over two years, and I'm looking to be interviewed again, this time by someone for whom English is a first language, if possible.

Stop by and check out my blog; maybe you'll have a chuckle or two.
Stevo

Teresa said...

I just found your vlog today.
I like it.
I will be adding to the list of websites I visit.

Tori said...

I just arrived here from Blogs of Note... nice vlog Mr McVicar. And yes, totally agree that Mr Scoble looks like Philip Seymour Hoffman!

R2K said...

: )