Archive for the ‘MoBuzz’ category

Anil de Mello’s Rocketboom problem (Or the old media skill that’s not going away)

August 22, 2007

I like Anil de Mello.

He has vision.

While most of the internet was focusing on building blog networks Anil decided to build a video network.

His MoBuzz daily video show is in English and Spanish (with rumors of another on the way.) It’s available in every form imaginable (even psp!) everyday.

How successful has Anil been?

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The chart above compares the traffic for the past 3 months (via Alexa with MoBuzz in blue) with the gold standard Rocketboom (red on chart). Not bad.

But Anil has a problem.

A problem big enough to threaten the entire MoBuzz brand.

It’s also one Andrew Baron, the producer of Rocketboom, has faced before.

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The “Something To Read” Thursday Remix

September 14, 2006


I own a video iPod. I don’t care about hooking it up to my TV. I want to be able to download video stuff while on the move. I want CNN in my pocket.

Smart chick Liz Strauss has an interview with a doctor who put her mediating business online.

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Facebook, Cheerleaders and Your Child’s College Fund (A Friday Remix)

September 8, 2006

After watching one of my favorite NFL coaches lose in his opening game last night, I find myself jonesing for more NFL stuff. So I spent my time perusing The Professional Cheerleaders Blog, which follows the lives of…professional cheerleaders.

I have also decided to give 3 NFL game picks. I suggest you bet your childs tuition on these picks.

I am that good.

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The Web Is Not A Stepping Stone (Or Things To Keep In Mind As You Try To Crossover Into Mainstream Media Or Why Most VideoBloggers Hate This Blog)

September 1, 2006

I love ZeFrank, Amanda, Lisa Nova and the Galacticast crew.

I love their videos and watch everything put out.

But the reason I mention them is because they are part of a meme I find disturbing.

They are trying to use the web as a way to move on into mainstream media.

Unfortunately I don’t think it’s going to work.

And here’s why.

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