Photo-A-Day #945b 11/09/07

I just got to take a 10 second look at Argus. You know, that super secret new platform from IZEA. Ted Murphy came over to me and whispered in a conspiratorial tone, “Hey, you wanna see Argus?” I was like “Hell Yea, be in the know, Fo’ Shizzle!” Actually I didn’t say that part. I said, “Yes” and was stunned that I got picked to see one page of Argus.

Ted got things all set up and kept telling em, one minute and my anticipation built to new heights, I mean, I’ve been so excited to hear about this and to be a part of it. And now I was getting the chance to see the Holy Grail of Posties. I was nervous and excited. What would it look like? What would it be?

While we waited Ted and I took on of today’s Photo-A-Day bonus. Here I am with Ted wearing my (I bought 3 of them, they are awesome!) PayPerPost advertiser Mad Gringo’s Hawaiian shirt. (I’m doing a contest with them on The Wired Kayaker in December, you could win a high quality Hawaiian shirt among other great things)

But I digress. I remember when Ted’s avatar was him with his mouth open and tongue out. That is the photo I wanted to get with Ted because my avatar was the same sort of thing. Ted is a crazy man and he told me that he ended up doing well last night at the tables. I swear I am a man of good luck.

Okay so now to Argus. Ted got the laptop and took out his iPhone. He gave the iPhone to Pete to keep a 10 second countdown. Then he turned the computer towards me. Time stood still. Actually it didn’t. 10 seconds is so dam fast. I took a moment to get my brain wrapped around what I was seeing. My eyes darted all over the screen. I saw graphs of traffic and there were many tabs for additional information. I saw a profile page for a Postie. There was a write up about that Postie and her blog and then there were comments to the user profile so there is a social aspect of the new platform.

And the name is….

Now, as soon as I was done looking at my 10 second sneak peek of Argus and the laptop slammed shut Ted asked, “Did you see the name?”

“Name what name?” You mean the name that is being announced tomorrow at PostieCon? I missed it , I had the holy grail of Postie info in my sights and MISSED it completely! I fell to my knees and shouted “ARRRRRRGUS!” a la wrath of Kahn. Ted and the guys all laughed really hard. And then I went off to blog about it.

So, I don’t actually know the name. Sorry for the tease. I am sure that the name is in my brain because it was on the page but in 10 seconds I was distracted by the pretty that details did not sink in. So I think later I will visit a hypnotist to extract that coveted information out of my brain. Or I will wait like everyone else till tomorrow to learn the name of Argus!



Guess what, Argus is called SocialSpark! What a great name!

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10 Responses to “I saw Argus’ name!”

  1. Tee says:

    That is beyond evil. LOL. πŸ˜‰

    Now you need to find a therapist ASAP who can put you in a deeply relaxed state so you can recall more information!

    Remember to blog after your session πŸ˜‰

  2. Drew says:

    Evil? Me? I know, and they were evil for not letting me get a second 1 second peek to get the actual name. But that is okay. I’ll be posting it tomorrow as soon as I know.

  3. mcangeli says:

    Nice. Nice. Nice. you had in your hands the thing we’ve all been waiting for… man, where are bionic eyes when you need them?

  4. Drew says:

    No kidding. I was flustered and excited and wanted to see the features. I totally missed a great detail.

  5. Christie says:

    That is awesome Drew!!!! I sure hope you are having a blast out there!!!!

  6. skeet says:

    True evil is the IZEA blog post telling us we can join them in chat on meebo & then not being there. Maybe you could go over there & give them a nudge so us poor left-behinds can “be there” too!

    Your evil trick is running a close second, though. All will be forgiven when you reover the coveted information and blast it out to the world! Soon? Yes, soon,please!

    Have fun, my friend! Y’all a living it up for the rest of us, you know!

  7. Drew says:

    It has been really fun. I’ve met some really very nice people and the experience has given me a greater perspective on bloggers.

  8. Drew says:

    Hi Skeet. I think the live chat was yesterday. I wish I could recover the info. But if my fingers are fast enough I will either utter or twitter it.

  9. Andy Beard says:

    Lol, get someone to hypnotise you, I am sure that isn’t hard in Vegas

  10. Drew says:

    There are some dinner shows that I could try and catch. Sounds like a plan. Maybe if I give Ted more good luck at the Roulette table he might let it slip.

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