June 3, 2006
News & Opinion: Wil Wheaton likes ChangeThis.
This is a lesson in listening to what people are saying on the net.
Last night, I was looking at del.icio.us. I will often look at who is bookmarking our sites. ChangeThis is by far the most popular with 1476 people (inBubbleWrap pales at 72 people and 800ceoread crawls in at 34 and 20).
Looking down through the comments people were entered with their bookmarks, I saw some people listing the source as Wil Wheaton and episode #6 of his Radio Free Burrito podcast. For those of you who don't know, Wil is the actor who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: Next Generation. He also has published a few books in the last couple of years and made an appearance on CSI.
Back to the story...a quick google search led me to odeo and the hosted Episode #6. You'll find the mention at 8:23.
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Wil ends with these thoughts on ChangeThis:
"It is incredibly inspiring. It is incredibly useful. It is free. And it's really provide me some guidance I have needed in the last couple of days. So check it out--Changethis.com"
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.