LiveSide with a Twist

Well, I got snagged for an impromptu community drinking thing with some other Microsoft folks and 3 guys (not from Rolla) from the Live Side: Kip Knusken, Harrison Hoffman and Chris Overd. I suspect there may have been more LiveSide folks there but we were 3 tables long and mostly I ended up talking with Kip, Brandon Paddock and Eytan Seidman.

As a former reporting myself, it was interesting to learn a bit of how they investigate stuff (honestly, a lot  like the mainstream press -persistent poking around) and that their background was not some glitzy Silicon Valley thing but just regular folks who happened to create a Web site getting millions of hits a month. Other folks I said hi to were Ken Levy, Kevin Briody, and Robert Scoble, who you could hear laugh from across the room. I missed talking to the Live ID folks.

If you go to Twist in Seattle, I recommend the mojitos - they do not skimp on the mint like some places. Mixed drinks need proper ingredients.

Speaking of mix, the Mix06 sessions - all 52, one for every week of the year - are apparently live now and

Sessions here:

More here:

And here:

Live it vivid!


Comments (6)
  1. Hey Betsy,

    Sorry I wasn’t able to make it for the dinner at Twist last night, but my flight was at noon that day.  Unfortunately I didn’t know about this event until I already had my flight booked for the MSN/WL Butterfly Tour this year [which was held right before MSN SAS].  Hopefully next year I’ll get to say hi.


    PS–Kip’s last name is spelled Kniskern.

  2. PPS–Kevin’s blog is


  3. Betsy says:

    I stand corrected on Kip’s name: Kip Kniskern. One mojito too many!

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