“Live From Baghdad” Grabs Best Vlog at Vloggies — Digg’s Kevin Rose Drinks Cheap Beer on “Diggnation,” Winner of Best Tech Vlog

By on 11/05/2006 11:04 AM @

I was in San Francisco last night for the first annual vlogggies awards.  Here’s a comprehensive report from Robert Scoble. It was a terrific turnout.  Some great vlogs and services were honored.  The best vlog went to Alive in Baghdad.  I caught up with Brian Conley who has established a network of video bloggers in Iraq and has developed an editing and distribution content for unique content from the war-torn nation.  This is a very different style of journalism.  Congrats.

Tom Foremski also has a great post about the awards.  He ponders, why didn’t Beet.TV win an award?  Thanks Tom — there’s always next year!

PARTY PEOPLE

Here’s some roving around.  I spoke with the lovely co-host of the show Irina Slutsky who won a vloggie for Best Interview.  I also chat with super bloggers Robert Scoble and Steve Gillmor.  They reveal an arcane blog strategy about how you can build more "Google Juice" for your blog if you are just mentioned but not directly linked — this forces the interested person search process of Google helps you get Google Juice — make sense?

Also spoke with the "voice of the vloggies" Joe Klein and the incredibly cool Micki "Mickipedia" Krimmell, who heads community building for Revver and is building a tech scene in LA. 

Love these photos from last night from the Laughing Squid.   

Cheap Beer — Good TV

Congratulations to Kevin Rose who won the best tech vlog.  I ask Kevin about all those beers he drinks on camera while doing his Diggnation show — what brand?  He says whatever is cheapest.  Now that’s what I call keeping your production costs low!

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Here’s Kevin Rose and Micki Krimmel at the vloggies.  Thanks to Thomas Hawk for the great photo.

Awesome John!

Congrats to John Furrier and entire group at PodTech for putting this together.  Wow.

Congratulations to Blip.TV for winning the vloggie award for best hosting service!

Andy Plesser

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