Michael Pick Of WordPress.TV

January 28th, 2009
WordPress Weekly

On the evening of Tuesday, January 27th, I had the pleasure to converse with Michael Pick, an employee of Automattic and also the guy behind the newly launched WordPress.TV. WordPress.TV is a new website which aggregates all sorts of WordPress content in video form. The site has already made a name for itself by showcasing many of the videos from recent WordCamps. Here is just a sampling of what we discussed during the show.

Here are some of the questions we covered on the show:

  1. What is the purpose of WordPress.TV?
  2. How did WordPress.TV reach fruition?
  3. Will WordPress.TV feature content created by people other than Automattic?
  4. What do you plan on doing with videos that seemingly disappear?
  5. Can someone suggest a video that is produced with a language other than English?
  6. If there were any plans to let the videos be downloadable or even a podcast?
  7. Are videos released under the GPL? Would love to use this stuff for company training videos

Near the end of the show, I let my curiosity get the best of me.

Plug For A Podcast: Plugins Podcast is a podcast which aims to cover one WordPress plugin a week with occasional interviews of plugin developers as well as heavy plugin users. Episodes range between 10-15 minutes and are in mp3 format. Angelo already has a podcast available on the website where he discusses the CForms2 Custom Forms plugin. So if you’re a plugin junkie, this sounds like the show for you.

Announcements: This Friday will be Keith Murray’s last episode as co-host of the show. Please stop by for the going away party as we send Keith off to greener pastures.

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Length Of Episode:47 Minutes

Download The Show: WordPressWeeklyEpisode39.mp3

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  1. Chung Bey Luen (14 comments.) says:

    It’s a good try to make the WordPress tutorial into video as video has advantage that text document does not have.

    • Jeff Chandler (295 comments.) says:

      It certainly is easier SHOWING people what to do versus TELLING them what to do. At least in my opinion.

      • Spamboy (7 comments.) says:

        It’s easier for the developer of the content to show a video. But for a developer like myself, videos hold me up — I can much more quickly scan a document or webpage for the nugget of wisdom I am looking for; if I have to sit and watch an entire video, which may be poorly edited, it kills my productivity.

        • Jeff Chandler (295 comments.) says:

          I can see where you’re coming from. It’s the same issue with podcasts or audio content. Have to listen to the whole show to get the information you’re looking for instead of quickly scanning and searching text based content.

  2. JLeuze (12 comments.) says:

    It’s good to hear that WordCamp footage is going to play a big role in’s content.

    I have been geographically isolated from pretty much every WordCamp so far, so I find these WordCamp videos extremely valuable!

  3. Carson (46 comments.) says:

    I haven’t seen a WordPress “how to” video yet that I thought was worth the time it took to watch it. Some of them are so bad that they remind me of the American Idol hopefuls who could have benefited from a friend or relative telling them that they can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

  4. PaulS says:

    How about you make one Carson, then we can all have a good laugh?

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