rocketboom or bust?

07/14/06 at 9:27 am | Posted in Tech, Videos | Leave a comment

So, what do you think of Rocketboom now that our fave kooky host Amanda Congdon has been replaced by Joanne Colan?

I’m giving the new Rocketboom host — her first episode as “interim host of Rocketboom 2.0 beta” debuted on July 12 — a chance but I have to admit that right now the English accent bothers me. But that was actually a pretty good first episode.

It’s tough on Joanne — Amanda had really built up a devoted following. The challenge for Joanne is to make viewers feel that this is still the same Rocketboom we love, while bringing her own personal touch to the video blog.

It doesn’t help of course that Amanda and Rocketboom majority owner Andrew Baron have conflicting versions of the truth behind the Rocketboom breakup. He says she quit; she says she got fired — or at least forced to quit.

Check out Andrew’s blog to hear his side, and Amanda’s blog for her side.

Here’s a interview where Amanda answers 10 questions, including what she thinks of the new Rocketboom host.


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