I just got out of a panel discussion that
included the guy from Me.dium, a VC, Scoble, Kevin Rose, and some other
guy I don't remember. Interesting discussion, and the general theme was
do right by your users, and find the mix of advertising and
subscription models to pay the bills.
I asked Scoble and Kevin the same thing I asked the King of Kong
guy the other day, regarding the transformation of video delivery and
monetization. They both said they're not trying to kill cable or
broadcast, but rather serve a specific audience. The moderator was kind
of a douche and wouldn't allow the discussion to keep flowing,
unfortunately, and God knows Scoble had more to say.
session, I got a moment of Kevin's time to congratulate him on his
success and tell him that his success is a real inspiration to schmucks
like me who have a hard time turning ideas into real and sustainable
businesses. He was very gracious about it. For a guy who's basically a
rock star, he strikes me as a very down to earth kind of guy.