View Full Version : Episode 19: Jimmy Wales - Wikipedia and Wikia [Discussion]
11-30-2007, 12:06 AM
He founded Wikipedia and Wikia... is Jimmy Wales about to launch a Facebook killer? Om and Joyce get the scoop. Plus, how real are the rumors around Google's gDrive?
I really enjoyed this episode. Clearly Jimmy Wales is a thought leader, and it's good to see the conversational style with which Om and Joyce explored his projects.
As Jimmy says, simplicity rules when you're trying to get people to collaborate and interact with a website. Work too hard, add too many features, you get what Daniel Burka always told me was "cognitive overload." The final ingredient, of course, is finding a passionate community to serve...and just as Om says about the GigaOm Show, you can't please everybody!
Om, with every episode you're showing greater comfort with the medium. It looks like you're having fun and are relaxed! Joyce, don't take any crap from him! :)
Great work guys.
12-01-2007, 10:33 PM
Nice Job Om and Joyce. You gotta feel that video podcasting is growing up just a little bit. Does that make us happy..or sad?
Yay for my post being read!
Do you guys have that few e-mails though? It was me and a guy who didn't like your show.
(Also, BSG is Brandon St. Germaine, my initials)