NewTeeVee Live: What Would You Ask YouTube, Facebook, CNN and Ryan Higa?


As we rev our engines for next week’s NewTeeVee Live conference on Nov. 12 in San Francisco, Chris and I and our other moderators’ minds are turning to what exactly we’ll talk about with the folks we’re interviewing. Over the next few days, we wanted to give you a chance to let us know what you’d ask.

Here’s the first batch, my own line-up of fireside chat subjects:

ryan_higaFirst up is Ryan Higa, the No. 1 most-subscribed YouTube user of all time. Higa is authentically creative, a home-grown video talent. He can’t help but be making a buck off his work with the number of views he hauls in. What do you want to know about Higa, his career and his real opinion of “Fred”?

hunter_walkNext I have an interview with Hunter Walk, director of product management at YouTube. Everyone in the NewTeeVee audience, both in person and virtually, is a YouTube constituent — a watcher or creator or both. We’re planning to hit up Walk with questions about where the leading video site is headed, how it’s fitting into the new social media ecosystem, and what it’s doing to get web content into the living room. What else do you want to know?

randi_zuckerbergandy_mitchellAfter that I’ll be talking jointly with Andy Mitchell of CNN and Randi Zuckerberg of Facebook. The two partnered to produce the seminal Social TV event:’s live stream of Barack Obama’s Inauguration. Well, it’s been 10 months; where are we now? How can we harness social context to push forward both the web and television?

Please let me know in the comments or on email (liz at gigaom) what you want to hear about. Or if you don’t want to share the glory of your awesome question, go ahead and buy a ticket to NewTeeVee Live yourself where you can ask it live, as well as meet these fine folks in the flesh.


Scott Jensen

Ask YouTube: Why doesn’t YouTube switch over to a peer-to-peer network format to save on bandwidth costs?

Ask CNN: Since your current strategy isn’t working, why don’t you try giving the libertarian perspective on news as Fox gives the conservative perspective and MSNBC gives the liberal perspective?

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Thanx for this wonderful interview…. very inspirational indeed…. I have sent the link to many of my friends for them to get inspired….. keep posting. Will be visiting back soon.

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