The biggest unforseen hiccup was that I was without email for two days. One day for the hosting folks to make their change and one to adjust all my MX records properly. But even that’s all working now.
When I got the notification emails that Posterous was shutting down and I should back up all my posts, I didn’t worry about it. Ignored them all.
“No worries!” said I. “I already pushed every post to my WordPress blog at time of posting. I’ll be fine.”
It turns out that the words pushed over, but all my pictures linked back to the copy at Posterous. Seeing how I was doing more and more short posts with lots of pictures, that means most of the posts I made from 2009-2011 now have big blank spaces where the pictures should be.
I guess that means I need to get off my butt and start posting more. OK! I’m up for the challenge.
Interesting analogy. I missed the rise of punk — was old enough but didn’t really get it. But I’ve been searching for the same passion and participation ever since and I’m finding it in online communities. So I think the videographer is on to something.
[not sure how posterous links work, but I found out about the video from David Meerman Scott’s awesome Web Ink Now blog. I hope this links through!]
I don’t really watch much TV and I watch even less current affairs but lately I keep been pointing me to the Charlie Rose show. Now there’s a fellow who understands how the Web works. Or at least he seems extremely interested.
Case in point: Mitch Joel is really digging into how traditional print media is dying due to the changes brought about by the Web. He pointed me to a recent Charlie Rose episode with the CEO of the Associated Press and Arianna Huffington, where they describe to wildy different futures for journalism and aggregators of journalism.
Thanks to Mitch Joel for pointing me to the Andreeson interview too. Maybe if you don’t have time to watch Charlie Rose, you should just go read Mitch’s blog. He’ll let you know the best stuff to watch!
[Damn! I can’t get any consistency with the embedded video. Sorry about that. Check the link to the Charlie Rose site for a larger view]