No, the above image isn’t a mock up, and yes, I do appear to be in a cave, but on a serious note I appeared on CNN this morning (US Pacific) as part of a panel discussing issues with Twitter and Facebook.
Of the three times I was able to speak, its the middle point I’m proud of: debunking this ridiculous notion that teens don’t use Twitter. Obviously it was limited in time, but more on that data in an earlier post here.
The other interesting aspect was the use of Skype to do live broadcast video, something I’ve never seen before, although that’s more of a reflection on the fact that I don’t watch television. As you can see from the video, the audio quality wasn’t great, and I was switched to phone for audio after the first question. The tech pushing the quality improvements behind Skype and similar services is definitely improving, but likewise it struggles in translating to the screen, unless you’ve got a great internet connection. In this case it was the shared WiFi at Gnomedex, which while reliable, isn’t particularly fast.