Thursday, March 02, 2006

Googlefast

One of the strangest moments at the IMA Conference came during an early morning session on podcasting (which felt even earlier thanks to a late night at the Cha Cha Lounge). Our moderator was one Chris Pirillo, a hot shot blogger/podcaster (pictured at left). He was in the midst of a power point presentation when he realized that he needed to look something up on the web. On the projector we could all see he was about to do a search in the toolbar when he stopped in his tracks, went silent, and said... "um... I'm sorry. I can't do this. Can someone come up here and enter this search for me?" He explained that he had just started a experiment where he refrained from using anything Google for a full week. You can check out the results on his blog. Start with Day 1, and then see how he's feeling on Day 7. As for the session, it was agreed that podcasts are a great way to get content to your users... and make sure they never come to your website.