The Interwebs

The Interwebs - Episode 1 by Nate Westheimer

The Interwebs has officially launched!

While we put together a bunch of interviews at SXSW, this episode marks the real launch of a full show.

In it: a quick segment dedicated to the headlines, a VC interview, a mobile trends segment, and "Vital Signs" - a segment about the business of making a web show!

Full summary here:

0:24 - This Week Nate recaps the news about Obopay and Nokia, and Skype on iPhone

0:59 - I Want To Spend My Money Chris Sacca (@sacca) discusses investing in companies that build things on the back of Twitter, NYC band PR startup Fanbridge, and how to start up, build, and exit a company in this economy.

3:30 - Mobile Behavior Alli and Laura of NextGreatThing talk about personalities and mobile devices. Phone is the new car.

7:04 - Vital Signs Quirk and Nate talk about their first week making The Interwebs, divulge viewership and financial stats, and talk about past and future sponsorships.

The Interwebs by Nate Westheimer

The Interwebs Today, I'm very excited to launch a new project with my friend Adam Quirk called "The Interwebs."

The Interwebs will be a weekly web video show about the business of media and technology featuring recurring segments. The goal: to provide insight into the Interwebs industry which is both smart and funny.

Many of the segments will be hosted by our friends in the industry, so be on the look out for some great content to be developed over the next few months.

Also, while at SXSW this weeek, we'll be doing an abridged version of the show everyday! This is thanks to a sponsorship deal we're doing with Angelsoft's Investor Search tool, released earlier this week.

Follow @TheInterwebs on Twitter and subscribe to our Tumblr-hosted feed to get the most recent updates.

Lastly, feed free to get involved by reposting our episodes and even working with us to create segments of your own.

"This Week" on The Interwebs by Nate Westheimer

Tipping my cards here a bit...

In a few weeks, you going to see a new show on the Interwebs, called, "The Interwebs."

The Interwebs is a weekly web video collaboration I'm doing with Adam Quirk of Wreck and Salvage, as well as a handful of other web entrepreneurs you know and like (well, maybe not like).

One segment of the show (which will be weekly) is called "This Week" (or something like that) and is about the news of the week (go figure!). To get some practice, I recorded this clip this morning (see above).

Of course the real segment will be much shorter (probably 1.5 min) and more scripted, but I need practice turning on a camera and talking to it, so this is what I created. The rest of the show will also be comprised of short clips, featuring other people, creating a ~10 minute show about the business of media and technology, through the eyes of real entrepreneurs, not journalists (exception: you'll probably see some faces like Dan Frommer of SAI on screen from time to time).

I'll go into more of our reasoning for focusing on entrepreneurs in a later post, but essentially I think entrepreneurs are the smartest -- and most fun -- folks I know, and I want this show to be both smart and fun!

So, look for the pilot right before SXSW, and then look for The Interwebs to be reporting from Austin, TX for all five days of SXSWi (which we're open to sponsorships for).

So, here's the first screen test for The Interwebs. It will only get sharper, pointier, and better for you.

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