I love GigaOm. From what I know, they tend to not orgasm over the newest social network for San Quentin jailbirds a la TechCrunch. So when they put up their new “Internet TV show” online and pitched it as the reconciliation-after-the-Internet-death-cage-match between pseudo-heavyweights Rose and Calacanis, my dumbass paid attention. Like a frigging cat rolling around a ball of yarn, I watched the thing end to end, including Joyce Kim’s ridiculous meanderings about “how VMWare makes servers more efficient” as a description of the company’s products. Nicely done.
But so far so good. Now, after the “commercial break”, Rose and Calacanis get together for a little fireside chat to talk about their supposedly innovative services Digg and Mahalo and Pownce. Boy, what a snoozer. I wanted to hear some hard-hitting questioning about Pownce’s business model. Not to be found. I wanted to hear something more interesting than how Mahalo rules if you want to fly bus-on-wings-Southwest. How informative!! Mahalo for that one, guys.
The one funny thing from Kevin Rose was talk about how Digg had hired “some AMAAAZING MATHEMATICIANS” that are developing bleeding-edge algorithms at Digg. For reals? You don’t say, Kev-o. To do what amazing doodad, may I ask? Uhh. To suggest stories to digg based upon what you’ve dugg and what your friends have dugg.
Someone get John Nash on the phone! I hear Donald Knuth is interested in a consulting gig at Digg!
Oh while we’re on this revolutionary feature, isn’t that something Sphere can do if they just got their shit together and had real technology?
But I digress. Calacanis did throw in a veiled insult at Pownce when he said if they swapped logos, Pownce would look a lot like Twitter. Ya think?!
Here is the link if you are truly masochistic.