Twitter Updates for 2008-03-31

  • Songza is great! Can’t believe I found one of the songs that I co-wrote years ago there – the Nice Monster ver http://songza.com/z/vamowr #
  • cracking up reading Jack Handey’s advance obituary. The man will forever think deeply, even in death, I’m betting. http://rurl.org/mir #
  • @whytuesday have fun with Ed Felten. You know that if hes blocked from chking the machines his students MUST be picking up the slack 😛 #
  • Have ideas for alternatives/derivates of the Rick Roll for April Fool’s? Please D msg or @netzoo me #
  • ooh those are both good ones @leh4 and @kthread, thanks. #
  • @laughingsquid AP/ESPN (Disney) are just backwards. To ignore Bush being booed is like not showing soldiers’ coffins. http://rurl.org/mkp #
  • and thanks for following back @jpostman. I’ve long admired your work and perspective on social media! #
  • rain delay at Wrigley. Even more reason to believe it’s gonna be an historic year – the suspense – always nice to start the year undefeated #
  • @viss @nrek LA G33k D1nner — the BBQ version in either May or June. I’m always happy to host and provide keg + bbq, sunshine and two patios #
  • @nrek (and all other Tweeps) anytime you’re in the area! (plus, I’m just a short walk through the park (Elysian) to Dodger Stadium. Spring! #
  • the temptation to go postal just increased: coworker here in production is forced to record George Michael singing Father Figure on live TV #
  • LA peeps who like punk & weirdos: Jay Reatard & Mika Miko at All Star Lanes in Eagle Rock, 8:30. This will be FUN! http://tinyurl.com/22ghk6 #
  • want me to pitch your company / startup / whatever in Australia in late Dec. early Jan? Trying to rationalize this asap: http://rurl.org/mln #
  • I’d like to thank the Rookie of the Year to be: Kosuke Fukudome! 3 for 3 w/ game-tying 3-run HR in bottom of the 9th! Go Cubs! #
  • relax @busblog, I’m pretty sure the Cubs lost in extra innings first game of the year in 1908 too. Also to a jacked-up Canadian named Gagne #

BuzzNet Gets Up to $25 Million + Stereogum

I began this post months ago and never posted it. Now it’s all but confirmed that BuzzNet FULLY owns Stereogum and on top of that Just received up to $25 million in funding. This according to Rafat Ali of paidcontent who is sitting right next to me at the Community Next conference.

We have confirmed through sources that Buzznet now fully owns Stereogum. Not sure how this plays into the new funding, but the financing may be used in making some other music and entertainment related content acquisitions and possibly rollups, our sources say.

UPDATE: Mashable is reporting that Buzznet has also acquired QLoud, the Steve Case-backed music network seen on Facebook and elsewhere.

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Twitter Updates for 2008-03-29

  • Pulled up next to a lamborghini countach that must be 20 years old. At least. Like back when Camaros were cool. #
  • can’t sleep. contemplating full switch to tumblr and/or new WordPress theme. + need to catch up on New Yorkers. + the birds and smells good. #
  • Theres something oddly unsettling about goin tn a conf in a nightclub in a mall in Hollywood at 10am. this aint Kansas, Toto 2.0 #
  • @communitynext backchannel anyone? if no, I opened irc://irc.freenode.net/communitynext #
  • oh goodie — WordPress 2.5 is here. hopefully with Akismet update 😉 #
  • Talkin qik and 3g w @scobleizer and @nrek me playin the fool. Intvw to folo on LAist #
  • me being a goofball on Scoble’s Qik cast. I want his N95-age: http://tinyurl.com/2oejaq #
  • @marklise nice — now watch me get the bill of death from AT&T 😉 #
  • @ethank you mean those were virgin mimosas I saw earlier? it’s about time for a flask #
  • Buzznet raises as much as $25M — owns Stereogum entirely per Rafat @ paidcontent: http://rurl.org/mdv — no comment yet from Buzznet #
  • @scobleizer blames @davewiner for getting him blogging, sending 3k people to his first post via linkage #
  • first @jasoncalacanis mention, 3 p.m. by @scobleizer and @mashable and of course it’s about him trying to kick everyone’s ass on twitter. #
  • wow. glad i’m waiting until after this to interview @mashable. Picking up lots of hilarious dirt here. Also, my@scobleizer int is live@Laist #
  • @davewiner i agree, qik story is key abt power of influentials who truly LOVE a product. good energy here. its not the coffee #

Caught Live on the Scobleizer Qik-Cast

At Hollywood and Highland, Outside Community Next conference, which is oddly being held in a nightclub, in a mall.

UPDATE: Check out my interview with Scoble, where I drill him on everything from the iinevitability of Microhoo to ideas on the next Twitter… HERE.

In the first video, I show off my Sierra Wireless 881U AirCard for AT&T that I just picked up. Hopefully bandwidth won’t be an issue when I use this, *ahem* but I’vebeen very impressed with it’s 1-2Mbps down and 1Mb up speeds on AT&T’s 3G network and it’s Mac compatibility. All I really want for Christmas is an N95 (or 96) but they don’t appear to be falling from the sky at H&H. Not yet at least.


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