Event Coverage: Podfire’s Soft Launch At Geek Terminal!

Second social media event in two days (the other being The Open Room by Ogilvy), is none other than Podfire’s soft launch at Geek Terminal. I came armed with my camera because Michael says I don’t post pictures!

Michael Cheng of Podfire!What Is Podfire?
Podfire is a network for local podcasters/videocasters to come together and basically run their shows. Issues with hardware? No problem. Just come with time and a remarkable idea, Podfire will do the rest. The first two shows to be launched are Blogger’s Treats, a show featuring blogger’s favourite food haunts (featuring Sabrina and Daphne) and The Geek Goddess show, centered around web and tech happenings in Asia (featuring Estee and Peter).

How Were The Episodes?
I must say the episodes definitely impressed me in terms of quality and post-production. Having dabbled in videos myself, believe me when I say it’s hard work. Pacing was a little iffy, but hey, we’re bloggers, not TV hosts!

Geek TerminalThe Event
The event itself was pretty good. As usual I met a ton of people. Shannon for the first time ever, the aforementioned Daphne, Claudia, and Nicole for the first time in person and people who are by now “regulars” like Nadia, Michael Cheng, Jean and Ridz. As a new blogger, it’s all about meeting new people and forming new relationships for me.

The Aftermath
I gotta say I’m giving serious thought to entering the podcasting world with Podfire. My biggest issue is that my niche is covered so well in North America that it would be a great challenge to differentiate. Gonna have to think about it over the next week or so.

Ridz Taking PicturesThe second thought I have is that I’m getting closer to cementing my thoughts that social media may not be primed to work in Singapore despite our great infrastructure, lack of a language barrier, high internet penetration rate etc. I’ll probably blog about that tomorrow.

Thanks for reading and before you go, check out the two inaugural episodes! (As usual, WordPress is giving me issues with Vimeo videos, so click on the links at the top of the page!)


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7 Responses to “Event Coverage: Podfire’s Soft Launch At Geek Terminal!”

  1. krisandro Says:

    Ah.. pity that I didn’t get to know you at the event.

    And i totally agree about meeting new people in such events!

  2. Daryl Tay Says:

    Kris I had no idea you were there tonight! Hope you’ll come for Social Media Breakfast: Singapore 2 so that we can meet in person =)

  3. Miccheng Says:

    Ha ha… Thanks for all the coverage. Will love to have you on Podfire! Do give it some thought – no idea is too small for us. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. eStee Says:

    This is where I commence my “join podfire” chant…

  5. Paddy Tan Says:

    Hey there! Where were you seated? ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Daryl Tay Says:

    @Miccheng: Haha no problem! Pleasure to cover it

    @Estee: Will think about it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @Paddy: I wasn’t seated for most of the time cos I got in real late! Was the one lugging a camera around.

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