I Co-Host A Weekly Tech Podcast; Are You Subscribed?

October 14, 2010

The Drill Down - LogoAdmittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve updated anyone using my personal blog, but I have a very good reason: It’s far more enjoyable to write for someone else’s website.

So, that’s basically what I’ve been doing. The most prominent of these sites continues to be Geeks of Doom (who recently christened me as an associate news editor) followed by my contributions to the official site of The Drill Down weekly podcast I co-host.

Yes, I do a weekly podcast about technology, gadgetry and social web that has a pretty decent following. My co-hosts Muhammad Saleem, JD Rucker and Andrew Sorcini asked me to join the show in June. They are are among the most intelligent, talented and active minds I’ve ever encountered, which makes me look forward to chatting with them every week.

If this is news to you, I would highly recommend subscribing to our RSS feed to listen on the web, via iTunes or catch us live every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. CST via USTREAM.


The Drill Up: Guest Hosts on Impromptu The Drill Down Podcast

February 4, 2009

0204-drilldownAnyone interested in where I look for the best content about technology news may be surprised when I don’t start immediately listing Web sites I frequent. Since it’s so easy to post newsworthy information on a news blog, I’m hesitant to trust more than five or six different sites. Instead I look to Andrew Sorcini, Muhammad Saleem and Reg Saddler, better known as MrBabyMan, Msaleem and Zaibatsu from the world of social media.

Along with Lidija Davis, they do a podcast called The Drill Down to highlight the week’s biggest tech news. Typically they live stream the show on Ustream.tv, which allows for other social media geeks like myself to participate via chat room function. It’s not uncommon for them to have guests on, and this past week they did an impromptu The Drill Up version comprised of people who watch the show regularly. (The actual podcast was delayed until the following day.) Read the rest of this entry »


Speaking this Weekend: Link Journalism

October 17, 2008

If you haven’t been following me on twitter, you probably don’t know about my speaker session this Saturday at BarCamp Nashville. I’ll be talking specifically about “link journalism,” which I intentionally used since it was the latest buzz word created by the New York Times. (If that’s the term people will identify with then I’m OK with using it.) I wrote about the practice of linking to sources on NewAssignment.net (to the credit of social web genius Muhammad Saleem) and ever since then I’ve been convinced it was essential to modern journalism.

I don’t want to be the only one talking either. If you’ve got questions or examples of how you’re using it then by all means cut me off. I just want to get more people thinking about linking to other sites while writing or reporting.

Where: Sommet Center – Downtown Nashville
Date: October 18, 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 3:25 p.m. (Length is only 20-25 min.)

Part of my pitch from the BarCamp Nashville Site:

How often do you link to a source when it’s mentioned in a blog post? How about when you use jargon in a paragraph — do you drop a URL pointing to Urban Dictionary.com? These are the kinds of things that are now possible in today’s world of article writing, news gathering and the emerging trend known as “link journalism.”  The best part about link journalism is that anyone can do it, no degree required. All you need is some technology, the Internet and the desire to provide the best information available.

Please come and share your knowledge…Please!.


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