Robert Scoble follows 23000 people on Twitter, this means that he’s getting a new tweet every second or so. A presentation he gave yesterday to the Mediabistro Circus is certainly interesting viewing. He shows his desktop, replete with scrolling RSS feeds, Twhirl notifications and GTalk popups (read lots of detritus that is arguably necessary for a media show-pony but not for anyone who wants to actually get anything done).

Scoble waxes poetic on the world wide talk show, but then interestingly a few things happen;

  • Scoble admits his use of multiple screens with the “noise” in the periphery
  • Scoble turns off the “noise” if he needs to work (but I thought all this connectivity was a productivity booster!)
  • Look at the man! He’s not exactly an advert for the health benefits of being online 24*7

Other than these obvious observations, Scoble demos some interesting offerings all the while showing us why we (he) need to get out and smell the roses more. I’ve offered to take him out for a nice rural run next time he’s in NZ – I’ll keep you posted on whether he takes me up on the offer!

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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