I just read on Digg that Amanda Congdon, the magnetic host of RocketBoom, has left the show. Circumstances are vague as to what transpired, but this can’t be great news for the world’s most popular videoblog.
I think that people consume social media (blogs, podcasts et al) as much for the personalities as the information. That’s certainly true of me–I keep reading many blogs because of the person behind them, not because they’re writing about PR or pygmies or pants.
You can follow Amanda’s future (and, presumably, get the details on the RocketBoom fallout) at her blog UnBoomed.
One commenter on Digg remarked that ‘Something fishy about this – I call hoax’. He might be right, but I’m not sure it’s one that would ingratiate anybody.