We launched Edmodo…Finally!!!


I just wanted to let everybody know that we finally launched Edmodo!!! I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am about this.

Even though we’ve launched that doesn’t mean we can sit around. We have lots of documentation and how-to videos to produce. I am heading to to the Techcrunch 50 Conference in San Francisco next week to demo Edmodo in the demo pit. These are exciting times and hope my readers come along for the ride.

The launch went awesome and extremely smooth. I’m going to blog about the launch in more detail over at the Edmodo Blog soon. I just wanted to let my readers here know we are up and running at Edmodo. 🙂

Comcast, Twitter, & Support

Comcast has not had the best reputation as an Internet Service provider in regards to support, but all this negative publicity they have received may be coming to an end. Comcast has been heavily monitoring Twitter users having problems with Comcast and contacting the users directly to rectify any problems they are having.

I found out about Comcast using twitter from Michael Arrington of Techcrunch and his problems with his comcast account back in April of this year. Comcast contacting Michael eventually led Frank from comcast to create a comcast account on twitter for the sole purpose of helping twitter users and the comcast accounts.

This leads me to last week when I was having connection problems with comcast. The problems started occuring Tuesday evening and my service would go up and down, and persisted through thursday. Thursday was the last straw while I was working on Edmodo . I fired up twitter and sent a message off to @comcastcares and a few minutes later they got back to me asking for my phone number. They checked the line and noticed massive drop outs on my account and said they would have somebody call me to setup an appointment. First thing the next morning somebody called me from comcast and scheduled and appointment for that afternoon. The technician came out and was extremely thourough and ultimately determined it was the line outside which he replaced. After he replace the outside line we were back in business.

This is just one of many good instances I have heard about comcast and twitter over the last few months. I would just like to say thanks to Frank at Comcast for really caring about customers and customer service. I wish every company out there was using Twitter to provide excellent support to their customers.

Burgers in 60 seconds

Just a stupid little video I made today I posted on my flickr account. I figured I should try out the flickr video support since they were kind enough to add it. Flickr has a slightly different take on video sharing compared to other video sharing sites. They limit you to only a 1min 30sec of video, so you have to be a bit more creative with your video. This limitation makes you think about what kind of message you want to convey and how your are going to present it.

Hope you enjoy it.

April 3rd 2008 is “GOOD PEOPLE DAY” Pass it on

Gary Vaynerchuk from winelibrary.tv is declaring tomorrow “Good People Day”. On your blogs and social networks talk about people that do good things and promote them and their work. Tell everyone about this impromtu movement and let people know who you thing are “good people”. I will be participating on my blog & twitter. You should tag all your work towards this GPD08. BTW, Gary Vaynerchuk is “good people” 🙂


Screen Capture Teaser of Edmodo


I just posted our first screen capture of a 90% working demo of Edmodo over at the Edmodo Blog. Please wander by and leave a comment and tell us what you think. If your interested in hearing more about what we are up too with edmodo, subscribe to the Edmodo RSS feed also or sign up for our e-mail list when we launch our private alpha.

Tag I’m it – My Bucket List for 2008

Red BucketsI have been tagged by Cathleen Rittereiser to write a Bucket List for 2008. A bucket list comes from the movie of the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman and their characters creating a list of what they want to accomplish with the time they have left in this world. We can thank Jeff Pulver for starting this meme.

My 2008 Bucket list:

  • Launch Edmodo
  • Travel more including taking my wife on a nice all-inclusive vacation (she deserves it)
  • Meet more of my online friends, all of you are great.
  • Give at least 3 presentations to overcome my fear of public speaking
  • Deposit more than I take out into my social media bank account.
  • Move the washer & dryer to the basement (this one is for my jenny 🙂
  • Paint and decorate my home office.
  • Get edmodo funded and quit my day job.

Now for me to tag people:
Daniel Patterson, Hooeyspewer, Merlene Paynter, Jennifer D. Jones, Steve Dembo, Jeff Lewis, Christine Taylor, Average Betty

BTW, all of you loyal readers are welcome to post your Bucket List here.