Why I blog

I don’t read blogs to find out things faster than anyone else; I don’t read blogs to find things to link to and comment on before anyone else; I don’t read blogs because I can’t find any books to read.

I read blogs because they’re participative, they are accessible, they help me learn. I write blogs because I want to participate. In a community. Everyone wants to make a difference, everyone wants to leave a legacy. Blogs are useful in both cases.

[Confused of Calcutta]

The Pando effect You don’t expect

Nine months ago I have been writing a post here and in my Italian blog, Pandemia, about Pando, a new beta software to share big file throught email, without no limit, using the speed of Bit Torrent protocol.

Pando became suddenly a viral software, also thanks to my writing.

Today I watched Robert Levitan, one of the co-founder of Pando, in an interview with Bambi Francisco of MartketWatch saying that Pando has just been downloaded 1 milion times. Soon after I was chatting with Yaron – another co-founder of Pando – and he said to me that he is in a new office with a picture of me in his wall, just to remember my november post: it was the first blog in the world to speak about Pando. :)

I am very proud of it.

Link: Go and download Pando!

Maybe tomorrow…

From Crash soundtrack, a beautiful song.

“Maybe Tomorrow”

I’ve been down and
I’m wondering why
These little black clouds
Keep walking around
With me
With me

It wastes time
And I’d rather be high
Think I’ll walk me outside
And buy a rainbow smile
But be free
They’re all free

So maybe tomorrow
I’ll find my way home
So maybe tomorrow
I’ll find my way home

I look around at a beautiful life
Been the upperside of down
Been the inside of out
But we breathe
We breathe

I wanna breeze and an open mind
I wanna swim in the ocean
Wanna take my time for me
All me

So maybe tomorrow
I’ll find my way home
So maybe tomorrow
I’ll find my way home

[Thanks Tom]

Italian Web 2.0 on TechCrunch

Today the french version of TechCruch published a post about the italian web 2.0 sites. It also linked to my first italian blog, Pandemia.

I also wrote a comment and I rewrite it here:

Hi everybody, I am sorry but I am not able to write in french, even if I can read it :)

We have not in Italy TechCrunch but who knows? We could have it in the near future ;)

In France You have a bigger blogosphere and a smaller digital divided areas, so I think this mix is one of the reasons why You are more Web 2.0 than we are…but we have also the 2006 FIFA World Cup ;) (I am joking)

Thank You for Your interest in Italy. I am learning a lot from the european blogosphere, including the spanish one.

Link: Italian Web 2.0 in TechCrunch.