Friday, September 01, 2006

Podcast: Too much Tim and Abby

Want 1 hour and 39 minutes of Tim and Abby* rambling about LibraryThing? You know you do.

Daniel Chudnov's Library Geeks podcast interviewed me and Abby. Some of it is pretty interesting stuff—the time allows us to get into some of the weeds. We do a fair amount on tags, privacy, open source and classification, etc.

Chudnov's style is relaxed and intellectual. I have no idea why his podcasts always close with personality question—eg., what is your favorite swear word?—but it was fun doing.

Check it out:

*Actually, I do much of the rambling, and don't let Abby talk.


Anonymous abby's mom said...

Personally I liked when Abby sang: "It's the latest, it's the greatest, it's the library!" And it's near the beginning. I still teach little kids and we still sing that ditty. And Tim... the Houghton Reading series is hidden in the coatroom.

9/02/2006 11:53 PM  
Anonymous glendac said...

Ok, I wanted 1 hour and 39 minutes of Tim and Abby WITH Chudnov and I think it was worth spending that much time listening to these people.

One aspect of the discussion on privacy that I found interesting: Chudnov's unalog also aims to connect people via what they are reading but hasn't really taken off with a wider audience as LT had. You've talked about the tension between the need of people for privacy as well as for connecting to other people. You've also talked about feedback loops which are paths by which people can link and loop back to sources of information to add their experience of the information. It seems to me that more public profiles create more feedback loops. I think LT makes it easier than Unalog to create public profiles and people are having fun encountering others through these.

Still, we users of your wonderful app need to consider well the gradations of privacy that are available to us and be responsible with our choices.

9/03/2006 11:11 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

A very interesting listen, this should be compulsory listening for all new LT members :-)

9/04/2006 2:42 AM  

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