My Media, It Is So Rich

In my blog here, I’m mostly a textual dude. I’ve made a few little video clips or animated .gifs over the years, but basically, I’m a writer. But today, today! We’re going all futuristic streaming internet video with it. If you like it, then maybe I’ll do more.

I got to be on The Pipeline, Dan Benjamin’s awesome tech interview podcast (subscribe in iTunes, or download the MP3) and join the company of some amazing people that Dan’s interviewed. I’m really pleased with how it came out, and if you’ve got an hour to waste, please do give it a listen. Tip: You can listen at double-speed on your iPod and only waste half an hour.

Then today, I had a great conversation with Ryan Sarver, who’s Director of Platform for Twitter, as a keynote Q&A at the Web 2.0 Expo here in New York. We only had a short period of time, but I feel like we covered a lot of really interesting technical questions while considering them in a larger context.

Right after that, we continued the conversation by having Bret Taylor, CTO of Facebook, join Ryan and I. There, I tried to ask broader questions that applied to the efforts of both of these social networking titans.

Finally, I followed up with an interview about our work at Expert Labs, describing the mission a bit and hopefully offering a note of optimism about where Gov 2.0 is headed.

I like to play Words With Friends and Scrabble! Other folks do too. Sometimes I play well.

I can’t believe @[anildash]( just played AMELIORATING for 69 points against me. Damn. I’m screwed. []([less than a minute ago](!/chrismessina/status/26014785679 "Thu Sep 30 21:06:40 +0000 2010") via [Flickr]( chrismessina

Finally, here’s Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake with a medley of great moments in hip hop history. I’m not involved in this, but I thought it’d be good if people could see why I like these guys, and also there should be something in this post that I’d actually enjoy watching.