Native Video Platforms Explode In Popularity… And Twitter's Next.

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 5 to 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry and Heather B. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed:

  • I started a new podcast. It’s like my Six Pixels of Separation Podcast (meaning… long form/conversation style), but this isn’t with business leaders… it’s with bass players. It will be a monthly/bi-montly show. I’m doing it for No Treble, which is the largest site for bass players. The show is called Groove – The No Treble Podcast. Episode #1 launched last week. My first guest was Robert Trujillo from Metallica. It wound up getting a ton of attention in the rock community, because he spoke a lot about working on new music with Metallica.
  • The world of online video is about to get more fragmented and interesting. It used to be that you would post a video on YouTube (or Vimeo) and then post a link to that video on places like Facebook and Twitter. Last year, Facebook got super-aggressive in rolling out their own, native, video platform (and results have been astoundingly good). Now, Twitter announced that they, too, will soon be launching their own video platform
  • It was CES last week in Las Vegas. The Consumer Electronics Show, is the largest gathering of what’s going to be what in the world of technology and gadgets. While most wait to hear what Apple will do next now, everything else “notable” is typically launched at CES. So, what made the headlines this year?
  • We often talk about how annoyed we are with the whole selfie thing, but we can’t stop (I’m looking at you, Heather B.!! ;). What do you make of the “selfie stick” device? It was huge at this past week’s CES, but are we now really pushing narcissism to a whole new level or is it, actually, a very inventive and creative accessory for the online world?  
  • App of the week: ANA Takeoff Mode  – for those who are afraid of flying. 

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