something they do every year at sxsw
20 participants rock for 2 minutes with help of slides, video, music, etc
super fun. glenda, micki (pictured) and many other cool kids will perform
speaking of cool, Brand X is hosting my SXSW photo essays. heres the first one, from iphone pics
the newer ones ll be better
this is a great one about Twitter tools moderated by Guy Kawasaki. Scoble was able to make it on the panel. thank god.
the hashtag is #twittertools
theyre trying to figure out what are the best tools in which to maximize yr twitter experience
and now theyre talking about who could dethrone twitter
the panel thinks facebook could possibly, but probably wont
finally theyre getting around to Google Buzz but even that isnt a huge threat.
foursquare and gowalla is now being talked about.
what i love about these panels is, they are good conversations, but how do you predict these trends? twitter was here as Blogger in ’03 but how could anyone have predicted twitter’s splash in ’06 and dominance today?
so even though its fun to speculate, you cant really see the future of this world because it market really does think outside the box.
who on earth would have thought that a cap at 140 characters, via something americans werent using that much (SMS text messaging) would be The Answer for what was missing in social media?
update: Ev’s Twitter keynote is getting decidedly mixed reviews – i keep telling you hes soft spoken!
even here at SXSW
but i guess one of the best ways is to understand that robert scoble was
turned away at the door of the twitter party
and had to settle for the mashable bash.
but because that was just a rumor it didnt make it into the Tech post i wrote about last night’s coolest and hardest-to-get-in sxsw interactive party.
one works for me, the other works for all of us
mr evan williams and mr mark milian at the Twitter Party at sxsw.
black joe lewis played and were terrific.
so many people wanted to get in, not even Robert Scoble could work his magic
but those of us who were lucky enough to slide in were treated by cool peeps, free beers
and excellent conversations with some of the most powerful people in the internets.
afterwards i followed my nose and found a late nite bbq place and got a brisket sandwich