Or should that be the other way round? In any case, Robert Scoble delivered a key note speech on day two of the NextWeb 2008 event. It was short and to the point; Have you noticed how social software really sucks if you don't have any friends? When you sign up for Twitter, Pownce and other social software services your initial experience is so poor you wonder what the point is until of course, you add your friends. Robert described this as the Friend Divide. This is in stark contrast to traditional thick client software where everyone has the same experience (Excel, Word, etc), irrespective of the type of computer they use.
Robert's talk only lasted 30 minutes and was designed to create more time for people to ask him questions. An area he's investigating right now is mobile video streaming. He conducted a live demo of QIK - a new service that enables mobile phones to stream video to the web in real time. It's also integrated with Twitter, more details at this Crunchbase article. He's off to Israel to interview the founders of a similar service - possibly more sophisticated.
This is going to seriously change news gathering and distribution because in a few years time, the quality and sophistication of devices will be good enough to deliver news programmes.