I Digg the Kevin Rose story

posted by Jeff | Friday, August 4, 2006, 11:32 AM | comments: 0

I've said this before, but I'm really enamored with the whole Digg and Kevin Rose story. Business Week is obviously into it too, as it's their cover story.

I think back to the good old TechTV days and "The Screen Savers." That was good TV, and I really miss that. To this day, I'm not exactly sure what it was about the people involved with that show, other than the fact that they were clearly for real, they were geeky and they loved technology. I think it's great that so many people from that network continue to do interesting things.

Kevin's story is most interesting to me because he left the "safety" of a job at G4 after it started sucking, and decided to do his own thing. He took the risk. He had an idea, and he just did it. He's still doing it, and since he's still living with roommates, I'm thinking he's continuing to focus on the product, and not the fame and fortune. If he sticks with it, the rewards will come, no doubt.

I feel a little jealous of course, because I've always had similar ideas to his in the eight years I've been running online communities, but I've never had the balls or focus to go after them. I've made a little money doing my thing, but my stuff is too audience focused. I wish I would've chased something bigger.

Still, it's inspirational, and I think there is potential out there to do neat things.


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