Category Archives: podcast

SxSW apps : Hoot.Me, Zamp and Deja.io

Hoot.me, Zamp.io

Paul Steel and Chris Miller at SxSW 2012 in Austin, TX sit live at the FedEX Food Truck to cover the apps Zamp, Deja.io and the Facebook app Hoot.Me.

We were very unimpressed with Zamp.  We felt it lacked enough function and capability to have us coming back.  At one point we thought Paul had uninstalled it even before the show was recorded.  Hoot.Me was a Facebok web app that is very cool for homework collaboration.  While the school list is still small and growing, we feel the app has potential and we talk about why.  Rounding up the reviews was Deja.io that gives a very cool interface into video watching, searching and sharing.  The main focus is YouTube but it does support other platforms.

Do not forget to catch up with all the SxSW app review videos on YouTube from Spiked Studio and Living Life Mobile.

SxSW apps : Draw Something, Eventbrite and FedEX app reviews

Draw Something Eventbrite FedEX

Paul Steel and Chris Miller at SxSW 2012 in Austin, TX sit live at the FedEX Food Truck to cover the apps Draw Something, Eventbrite and the awesome FedEX mobile app.


Draw Something from OMGPOP took over quick and made them huge amounts of money from the premium version and in app purchases.  Eventbrite left us wanting so much more and the lack of actual usage at SxSW was obvious.  Thanks to the FedEX social media team for letting us record at their food truck and the app is constantly in use from Paul long before we even got to SxSW.

Do not forget to catch up with all the SxSW app review videos on YouTube from Spiked Studio and Living Life Mobile.

SxSW Live : 5Degrees and Forecast app reviews

5Degrees and Forecast

Paul Steel and Chris Miller at SxSW 2012 in Austin, TX sit live in the Samsung Blogger Lounge to cover the apps 5Degrees and Forecast.

We were happy with 5Degrees and impressed with the team that we met while there. They put a lot of effort into the product and have been releasing updates regularly. As for Forecast, we have mixed feelings still as they continue to grow. I think we see more for the app that hasn’t been delivered yet and we hope shows up to have us use it more often.

Do not forget to catch up with all the SxSW app review videos on YouTube from Spiked Studio and Living Life Mobile.

Social Identity in Three Layers interview with Pelpina Trip

Social Identity in Three Layers interview with Pelpina Trip

I had the opportunity to be interviewed while at SxSW 2012 in Austin, TX  by my friend Pelpina Trip.  She is the host of WebWatching and published through FrankWatching, a large Netherlands based website portal.

I define the three layers for a social identity in this brief introduction to what will soon be a published book on social identity layers and steps to start creating your own layers now.  Including fake personas for security verifications on sites.

The video has taken off.  Much thanks to Pelpina, the film crew and FrankWatching.