Looky looky what was tweeted to me earlier today ...
IT'S MY OLD LIVEVIDEO PACK!!!
@ejeremy was literally one of the dudes that changed my life. He hired me back in the day, to work for Brad Greenspan (one of the founders of Myspace), as a personality on his new site LiveVideo. My handle was PhotoJeNic, a nickname that my friend Vega gave me. Yeah, 2007 man, we were lifecasting. Waaayyyyyy ahead of the curve. I literally remember conversations with Jeremy joking about being able to one day do this on our phones, and yada yada.
Dude, epic - this is making my LIFE!
I used to walk around Los Angeles with this thing strapped to my back, and even velcroed to the visor of my beetle. It's a netbook, a USB based web cam, and it ran off of a sprint air card. I never ever ever ever ever showed anyone what the pack actually looked like, because I didn't want to admit that I was in fact a plant on the site. I so so so so so sooooo genuinely enjoyed what I was doing that I thought if people thought I got paid, it would cheapen my experience. I kid you not, working for LiveVideo changed everything for me. I "got" things so much faster being there, and watching people talk about social media before there was even a title for it. Nuts! Insane! and AHMAZING!!
So so so so so thankful for my experience at LiveVideo, because it was those skills that taught me what to do, and what not to do when it came to launching a site.
HAHA oh good lord, my intro video makes me cringe. I love it, totally takes me back - but good lord. I could never go through the archives ... too much, haha! Too much!
THANK YOU SO MUCH JEREMY!!! TOTALLY MADE MY DAY!! xoxox