WebmasterRadio.fm StrikePoint Show
It’s been a while since I have blogged about my Monday night radio show on WebmasterRadio show with Mikkel DeMib Svendsen. We do the radio show on a Monday evening from 8pm (Uk time) so tune in or download the podcast if you missed the show.
Here’s a taster of what Mikkel and I discussed tonight on StrikePoint
Mikkel started the show by explaining what has been happening in Denmark with Google Streetview. Last summer the Google street cars were out recording over 30,000km of roads in Denmark and once the data was released it has caused a lot of interest. There are big concerns as usual about privacy, but even more so in Denmark who have strict laws which prevents people taking pictures of people that can be identified in their own grounds or through windows.
Privacy is a big issue these days on the web but it seems Google has taken it to a new level, which can make people change their normal behaviour as a single snapshot does not tell the whole story. Even though you can report any issues to Google to get the image removed, Google isn’t recognising that some things can’t be undone and it would be too late. Getting some compensation from Google years later isn’t going to make things ok.
There are similar issues in the UK and the rest of Europe with Streetview, and do people really need the intrusion. An example of something really embarrassing is a Dutch fire truck being caught on camera running an old lady down … how do you explain that to your boss!
We then spent some time discussing the new Apple product launch. Mikkel first heard about the new Apple product from “The Onion” .. the Macbook Wheel! Unlike myself who is a bit of a techy geek and was waiting for the Ipad to be launched. But the Ipad doesn’t have a webcam, can’t access the Skype technology or read Flash. I reckon it’s a colourful Kindle without the bookstore. I don’t think I can be bothered though to buy the Ipad, and I’ll wait for the HP Slate. It also seems Steve Jobs has grown some balls or is crazy. Not to support Flash… crazy. Has he declared war on Adobe?
I talked a bit about the session I did at the London Affiliate Conference last week on the Demon SEO panel. I blogged earlier today about some of the topics that were discussed, and it was interesting to talk about these extreme techniques on a conference panel. Mikkel gave his view on this extreme black hat SEO and he was under the opinion that it’s best to be aware of what is out there, rather than putting them into practice.
Also today Distilled announced that they will open an office in the States as they partner up with SEOMoz and take over the consultancy side, so that SEOMoz can purely focus on Tools. So that will be interesting, but check out RavenTools as well as they have a good set of tools. We of course have our own set of bespoke super tools in-house which we use for clients, and one day may be released to the world. Mikkel mostly uses specific tools as well as some bespoke tools he uses in-house.
Then a quick mention of some conferences coming up including SES London in 2 weeks time. Both Mikkel & I are both speaking in London so it should be a good show. Talked a bit about some small gatherings / conferences I’ve been thinking about, and the plans for my book! It was interesting hearing Mikkel explain about his latest book and what needs to go into getting it right.
That was another show done, you can download it here, so tune in next week for the next edition of Strikepoint.