I’ve become a big fan of the Twit Network and Leo Laporte‘s approach to tech news. They have perfected the laid-back, conversational tone that engages viewers. Most importantly, they offer amazing content…smart guests and in-depth discussions on a variety of topics.
A friend and I thought it would be neat to take a “fan photo” during a recent TV production we were working on. The photo features big rubber exercise ball chairs and the Twit logo. Why exercise balls ? Well, Leo has become known for using a stability ball instead of a traditional chair. Leo sits on his ball for 20+ hours a week as he records the various podcasts the network produces.
In May of 2009 Leo’s ball popped while streaming live on the internet, it’s a hilarious video that you need to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9A7ACL_n5Y
So that’s the deal with our fan photo. We posted a link to the photo in the Twit chat room and Leo checked it out just before his national radio show, The Tech Guy. I love Leo’s expression when he sees the photo…he seems to be saying…Who the heck are these nuts!