Questions.

I wasn’t feeling well this morning so I spent some time napping and pondering some of the most perplexing issues in my life right now. 

1. Do spammers get annoyed by spam? Have they ever purchased something from a spam email, tweet, blog comment, etc? 

2. How many items does SkyMall sell every flight? Which random item is the most frequently purchased?

3. Are the banner ads with dancing people, flashing lights and bright colors really effective at conversion?

4. Why do people think that just because I’m their facebook friend I should belong to every FB group they belong to? 

5. Why do people still hate on Twitter? 

6. In 5 years, which ad networks will still be around?

7. Why does Victoria’s Secret email me every day? I couldn’t possibly need that many bras and panties. 

8. Why do people still use IE? 

9. How digital will my 5 year old niece’s life be by the time she’s my age? 

10. What’s next?

Favorites

My favorites from TechCrunch50 2008:

OtherInbox- the only beta I signed up for on day one. Great concept, super useful.

Tonchidot- by far the best presentation “Join us’ sometimes the language barrier plays in your favor. Watch the video of their presentation- its awesome…product seems pretty sweet too.

Swype- I remember Kevin Rose mentioning this on an episode of Diggnation (or maybe I’m making that up). Coolest application, I want it and I want it now.

If I was a musicain I would want BoJam. Open source music in an online wiki.

Atmosphir is one of the cooler concepts and a really original concept.

This is like a high tech Clueless closet- Closet Couture although I’m not sure I would actually use it.

Unfortunately, I missed a lot of the presentations due to streaming this at work and actually having work to do instead of devoting my full attention to the ustream.

SlideRocket.

I’ve been amped on SlideRocket for a while. After watching the video by Scobleizer on the presentation tool, I signed up for the waiting list to get in on the private beta testing.

After weeks of waiting, I finally received my invite yesterday. I did the usual follow the URL, create an account, log in and enjoy. Only my account creating went horribly wrong somewhere along the way. The log in doesn’t recognize my id and password and the ‘I forgot my password’ link doesn’t work. So I can’t get through on my beta testing invite.

Needless to say I’m super bummed. My link no longer works to reset the account, because it shows it as a used invite. I need help getting through to the SlideRocket folks to get my account activated.

Totally bummed.

Geek.

I totally own up to the fact that I am a geek.

The only magazine subscription I have is to WIRED and its good to go for the next like 5 years.

While I can’t afford to support my complete geek out (read: no iphone), I do what I can to maintain it. I read TechCrunch in addition to my BBC news every morning. I download DiggNation from Revision3 every Friday and watch/vote on Current TV. I rushed to download the Mozilla 3.0 as soon as it was released. I’ve started to teach myself some basic coding so I can know basic HTML for all those occasions when it’s needed.

Despite all that geekiness, I will never understand Comic-Con.