A very egotistical post

OK, I know, all blog posts are by definition egotistical. But this one, I’ll warn you, is over the top.

Yesterday, I was in Times Square taping some B-roll — you know, the allegedly casual images of an interviewee just happening to walk in front of TV cameras — for Frontline [name-drop]. A guy hung nearby and when the producers and cameraman and I stopped talking, he came forward and asked whether I was Jeff Jarvis. I have to say, I was thrilled by this moment of nano-micro-mini-celebrity. Back when I was a newspaper columnist [showing off], I’d get recognized because the paper marketed its columnists on newsboxes and trucks. But here was a guy who recognized me from that silly picture to the right — and in Times Square, of all places. Yes, it’s a small, small world, after all.

  • http://mediavidea.blogspot.com Pramit Singh

    You are an inspiration to many online writers and bloggers. I am a regular reader of your blog and writeups in The Guardian.

  • http://marginalizingmorons.blogspot.com/ CaptiousNut

    Jeff, I saw you the other day and walked right by you, muttering curse words under my breath.

    I almost gave you a whooping – all thanks to that picture that’s indelibly etched in my memory.

  • http://www.ironicsans.com David

    I totally expected this story to end with, “…he came forward and asked whether I was Jeff Jarvis. I have to say, I was thrilled by this moment of nano-micro-mini-celebrity. Then he handed me some papers and said, ‘You’ve been served.’”

  • Gregory J. Amani Smith

    It’s the little joys in life that keep us going. All we ever want is to be cool and have a little ego stroking every once in a while. Is that so wrong? Good for you, Jeff.

  • adslfan

    did you autograph his computer… dude is going to make millions selling
    that off ebay.

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