Posted by Handshake 2.0 at 8:30 AM on July 29, 2010:
I purchased a Droid X on July 17, 2010 and shared the beginning of my Droid X learning curve through video three days later. On day twelve with my new machine, here's a video showing how I use Foursquare on the Droid X.
This video is a continuation of my determination to participate in what I see as an imperative to create corporate videos, given the numbers for corporate online video. I did this video in one take in what gave me great amusement to dub the Droid X Video Production Studio. It's closer to the 2-minute-that's-all-they'll-watch standard than the first one and it took a quarter of the time to make.
I seem to have other reasons for making videos, too.
According to Dan Pallotta, writing for the Harvard Business Review, at the core of entrepreneurship is vulnerability.
Did I feel vulnerable posting an amateur video of my inexpertise with the Droid X on YouTube, a medium that receives two billion views per day?
Yes, I did.
If you view the comments on the first Droid X video on YouTube, you'll see that public vulnerability risks public ridicule. Ah, well. For me - and this is a personal decision, not by any means a moral or ethical standard for all - the potential reward outweighs the risk.
And for that risk, I received this unexpected delight: help. Viewers of the video who noticed my problems left comments explaining how to solve them.
One of the people who left a comment, Dan Burdi, I know. It's still who you know.
The other person? Someone I don't know. Kindness from a stranger. That's a delight, too.
Why am I working hard so learn the Droid X? A company needs a mobile app.