May 24, 2005
Showdown low down
Length: 3 min 10 seconds, Size: 14 megs, Format: quicktime
Shot this video at the Contagious Media Showdown at Eyebeam last Thursday night. The Showdown is a contest to see who can create the website that gets the most traffic within a three week period. Check in to see how they are doing. Jonah Peretti moderated a panel on the opening night which included James Hong (co-founder of Hot or Not), Chelsea Peretti (humorist, co-creator of blackpeopleloveus.com), Jeff Mack (Alexa Internet), and Nick Denton (founder, Gawker Media). They screened all of the entries to the cheers and jeers of a lively crowd.
While interviewing Ricky Van Veen, (Editor collegehumor.com) on the sidewalk outside Eybeam, I Met some contagious competitors, like Jill Walker and Scott Rettberg who worked on Showdown entry 60 Second Stories. Scott declaimed on his blog "...It’s time for the stainless steel rat of story to crawl its way into the cesspool of contagious content." Yick! Time for my bath.
After the event, some fellow ITPians and I went and sucked the nectar out of soup dumplings while handicapping the competitors. Don't worry guys, I'll bring more cash next time.
Posted by Jonny at May 24, 2005 06:48 PM
nice work bro!
i wanted to be there.
now i like totally was.
(saving officialtardboy.com for the next contest...)
Posted by: Chuck Olsen at May 25, 2005 01:27 AM
Looking forward to OTB.com!
Posted by: jonny goldstein at May 25, 2005 02:19 AM
Thanks so much for doing this Jonny. Felt like being home.
Posted by: Ed B at May 25, 2005 04:14 AM
Posted by: Steve Garfield at May 25, 2005 07:43 AM
Do you actually know John Geraci (the clueless one at the end of the video)? Because I do. Seriously. But since I'm on the other side of the country, please tell him I said howdy.
Posted by: schlomo at May 30, 2005 04:20 PM
Yeah, I know John. He was very generous in looking clueless for me in that shot although he was totally on top of the conversation at every moment.
Posted by: jonny goldstein at May 31, 2005 01:45 PM