Life and Live Casting – I have crazy contacts

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Have you ever watched someone making video while they drove their truck? Filmed from inside the truck?  That’s Jeff Hibbard and his idea of social media gone crazy.

What about the live parties with chat and video from all over and guests? That’s what Jonny Goldstein brings us every Wednesday evening.  Now that’s a party and half to be part of.

These two guys bring the fun and social back into social media.  What makes these two interesting the most?  The conversational tone and viewer involvement.

Jeff doesn’t just sit there and make faces or act goofy. Okay, he does some of that.  Jeff does more though, by talking to us, about us, and he gives you the feeling of being there.  Especially when he’s talking with us while filming out the front window of the truck.  Cheers to Jeff.

Jonny? He’s all about the real time conversation.  Not content to just act silly by himself like most of the YouTube folks out there, Jonny invites guests each week to join him at his place for a live party.  And guess who else is invited? That’s right; you and I are invited along.

Jonny puts him and his guest(s) online live, and even brings in the occasional guest on another camera.  Jeff Hibbard joined one time live from the truck!  Now that’s what social media is all about.

Though I’ve highlighted Jeff and Jonny, they are far from the only two out there that are engaging us with their efforts.  One of my other favorites for putting the social into social networks and media is Jeff Pulver, who recently brought us his Personal Social Networking Toolkit.

So what interesting and fun things have your social networks brought you? Who engages you? Share with me?

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3 Responses to “Life and Live Casting – I have crazy contacts”


  1. 1 jonny goldstein March 1, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Hi Tojosan,

    I can’t list all the wonderful things I have gotten as a result of engaging in technology mediated social networks. At the moment, I am really enjoying producing my show. Basically, I get to converse with smart interesting people every week, both our guests and the people watching online and having their own conversations with each other. It’s fun helping contribute to community, and it’s educational to figure out how to use social tools get the show out there to as many people as we can.

  2. 2 Jeff Hibbard March 1, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Hi Todd!
    Thank you so much for your kind words! For me, Jeff Pulver started it all. I posted my first *ever* blog comment on his blog this past summer. That is when I joined twitter and became inspired by people like YOU to get involved in social media. It’s amazing how a comment to an utter or a reply on twitter can totally make my day. The human connection, albeit electronic, has a profound effect on my (our) happiness. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you and our circle friends. Thanks for bringing fun and goodness into my heart and life.
    Best Regards,
    Jeff Hibbard

  3. 3 tojosan March 1, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Guys, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Both of you are inspirations for me to get out and participate, and be fearless.

    I challenge you to keep it up and keep it interesting.

    And hey, when am I invited to be on a par-tay show?!


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