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WeFollow Everyone…Except Leo Laporte

March 15, 2009 1 comment

So Kevin Rose, the man who created Digg created a new website and unveiled it to the world today. The website is WeFollow. WeFollow is aimed towards the website Twitter as a niche of Web 2.0. The website is a user powered directory which users are allowed to check out other tweeters based on tags. It’s basically a google for Twitter. He even made a top 100 list of the most popular Twitter accounts. When you go and look at the list, you see a slew of celebrities and corporate companies ranging from Kevin himself (obviously), Barrack Obama, and Jimmy Fallon to CNN and TechCrunch.

A surprising (well not so surprising) omission of the top 100 list is the infamous Leo Laporte. Where is he on the list? A recent update of his Twitter account shows that he has 100 152 people following him. He should be in the 28th position right ahead of Stephen Colbert but he is not there. He’s not even in the top 100 list. What is the deal Kevin Rose? As Leo points out to a friend, “crsierra” on Twitter, “I don’t think Kevin is all that fond of me any more. I seem to be making lots of enemies among the SF digerati.”
What has happened between these two former TechTV alum? First they were friends and now it seems like this feud they’ve been having for quite a LONG time now is becoming very evident in their work. It’s probably because in one of Leo’s netcasts he did not condone on Mr. Rose and Mr Albrecht drinking away during their Diggnation podcast.

TWiT: Security Now 159 – Is Vista Safe?

September 5, 2008 Leave a comment

I am a regular listener to the TWiT network which is hosted by none other than TechTV alum and ‘Call for Help’ host Leo Laporte. I finally got a chance to listen to last week’s Security Now netcast hosted by Mr. Laporte and Steve Gibson (the man who discovered and coined the term, ‘spyware’) and once I heard Steve say, “I mean, for example, we’re seeing an increasing number of Mac exploits and vulnerabilities now. I mean, those are happening. We’re getting security patches from Apple at an unprecedented rate compared to the past because hackers have Macs now. It used to be that they predominantly had Windows machines. Now they’ve got Macs, and they’re poking around
in there.”
I knew my prediction was true.

Since now, Apple has become basically a fashion statement where its cool to use Apple products like the iPod and the iMac – lets not forget about the iPhone, I see so many people buy and use these products. Many people buy Apple products because they want to be cool like everyone else and they look nice and stuff. I understand that because no one wants to be the outcast, the one person who does not have th product that all the cool kids at school have. I’ve been there and I’ve definitely seen it.
In this case though with Apple products, I say, “you guys are so stupid.” No matter what, just because it looks cool doesn’t mean its better and don’t give me that bullshit saying that the Leopard OS is safer than Vista or even XP because its not. It is only ‘safer’ because hackers predominantly use Windows/Linux and hack into other Windows machines because Windows is the only OS people have. Now, all these hackers have macs and they’re developing and finding exploits to use against all the fan boys out there. Once you get infected with a mac virus or worm, GG to you. Its just like using Windows all over again.

Soon enough though, when enough people use macs, Leopard will become like Windows and then no one will be able to trust either Microsoft and Apple anymore and then everyone will say, “Fuck it, lets go with Linux!”

The ‘T’ Word

June 27, 2008 Leave a comment

Have you heard about the new ‘T’ word that everyone is going crazy for? That’s right, Twitter.  The newest tech savvy web 2.0 project created.  Sigh…I still don’t understand why people have to text to a blog about how they are doing every single minute. Dam these attention whores.  Oh and I am not going to go into the whole feud between the cheif TWiT, Leo Laporte and (former friend?) Internet Superstar, Martin Sargent. Haha, I’m only joking. I’m talking about the man who created digg, the president of Diggnation, Kevin Rose.