Late last month, I had the chance to go to the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. On behalf of my co-workers, I blogged notes from the event to make sure that they had the benefit of getting the information in as much detail as could be effectively provided. (Of course, Scott Schiller out-did me on the day he was there, and recorded the audio on his MiniDisc system. But I digress.)
My major issue was the blogging. It’s tough to write down the notes, and ensure that they all get posted properly. WordPress lost connection at one point and I lost my notes. I was peeved, to say the least. Ideally, it would be blog each point as it came up. But that looks dumb in WordPress. And I knew of no other tool that did it well.
Thanks to the TwitterSphere (believe it or not), I found out about a tool called ScribbleLive. I got a chance to play around with it a bit this morning, and found it not only lightweight, but now I’m just ITCHING for a chance to put it to good use.
Then — skin me alive and call me "luggage" — I found out that I know one of the guys who developed it. Jonathan Keebler and co-worker Michael De Monte with CTV (former with MUCH Interactive before the much-wept purchase of CHUM) banged it together in their spare time. And in true Web 2.0 form, it’s lightweight, simple, easy-to-use, and makes good use of other services such as OpenID to manage logins.
TechCrunch found out about them, too. Not a bad way to start a new business model. 😉
Well done, guys!