The online home of Jess Barron

Web content and community expert, writer, editor, blogger, and internet video producer.
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In 2004, a guy who I don't know named Jeremy Abbate saw my website and wrote a song called "I Wanna Be As Cool As Jessica Barron." It still amuses me. Here's the mp3 and here are the lyrics.

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See how this site looked in 1998
Poprocks.com screenshot from early 1998
and how the place looked in 2000.
Poprocks.com from June 2000
Yahoo counted me as a "cool person" from 1997-2001. How far have I fallen?!
Yahoo counted me among the "Cool People" in 1997-1998.
The internets have come a long way, baby...

June 20, 2008 Yahoo! News' Scores First Online-Only Interview with President Bush
Link to Yahoo! News/Politico Bush interview - "Why I gave up golf" clipIt was mentioned on The Daily Show, MSNBC, Huffington Post, AOL, and too many other places to count... Here is the link to Yahoo! News exclusive interview clip with President George W. Bush where he tells us that he hasn't played golf in 5 years and the reason why. It actually made even more news a few days later, when MSNBC's Keith Olbermann found a video of Bush golfing two months after he said he gave up the sport (following the bombing the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003).

Since April when I moved into to my new job as director of programming at Yahoo! News, this exclusive Bush interview is one of the things I am most proud of that we have accomplished. The whole team worked so hard on planning it and devising the questions and shooting it. And, in the end, we were actually able to get Bush to talk about (and do) some things that made news. A whole team worked on this Bush interview, but most of the credit goes to my boss Neeraj Khemlani (who came to Yahoo! from CBS News), producers Robert Padavick and Erin Green, and Didrik Johnck who shot the interview. Also, Mike Allen from Politico was the interviewer. Here's the link to the full interview transcript.

The ever-talented multimedia designer Chris Strimbu (full disclosure: he's my significant other, though this does not diminish his talents) created the animated Bush photo montage that appears at the beginning of every Bush interview clip.

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