Friday, October 23, 2009

Geek Summit, Social Media Style

In a flurry of panels, one-on-one dialogues, product promos and surprise guests, the three day Web 2.0 Summit just held in San Francisco felt a bit like speed dating for tech companies:

"Hi, my name's HP and I'm eco-friendly. What's your sign?"
"Nice to meet you. I'm Google, and I can search your shared social media and make sure you're not too creepy."
"I'm MySpace. I'm a sensitive artist. Wanna come over and see my etchings?"

Bringing together Silicon Valley execs, media moguls, content producers and techie elite in one place wasn't an easy feat, but O'Reilly Media and TechWeb did a bang-up job, overflowing the ballroom at The Westin San Francisco Market Street.

Not afraid to bring out a little tension from high stakes competitors in the growing new media marketplace, John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly asked some sharp and intriguing questions of the speakers, enticing a Battle of the Bands style presentation as many presenters made major product announcements during the conference, including large screen demos and glossy booths. Wednesday's sponsoring headliner was Microsoft, introducing Bing's Twitter search, just before Google's encore performance announcing a Twitter deal and their upcoming Social Search.

The metropolitan crowd came laptops in-hand and left with plenty of exciting new ideas to take home and prepare for the next new new thing, but the waves rippling across the twitterverse will continue. Meanwhile, check out John Battelle's conference play list.

(Reposted from my column at

Labels: , ,


At 2:00 AM , Anonymous dissertation said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

At 12:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

DISSERTATION HELP INDIA is one of the best guys on internet for Dissertation Help.
Check them at

Nice post ,man!!

At 3:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading more on the topic in the future. Its great article.
For more information please check this website


At 12:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

its very useful guys so check this website

At 1:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post; it has blog to be exactly I needed. I appreciate the information, well thought for anybody.

At 1:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such a useful piece of information here in the blog.I definitely enjoying every commenting. you have good bookmarked and more need new stuff you post.

At 1:15 AM , Blogger William said..., accounting homework help, accounting tutor

At 3:51 AM , Anonymous balance sheet homework help said...

Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media use web-based technologies to transform and broadcast media monologues into social media dialogues.

At 4:54 AM , Anonymous finance homework help said...

I like the social media style and nice post.

At 1:55 AM , Blogger Jamie Spencer said...

Geek Summit, Social Media Style <-- wow I loved it! :)
Brisbane Investment Property
Acai Berry Reviews

At 1:55 AM , Blogger Jamie Spencer said...

Geek Summit, Social Media Style <-- wow I loved it! :)
Brisbane Investment Property
Acai Berry Reviews

At 1:57 AM , Blogger Jamie Spencer said...

Geek Summit, Social Media Style <-- :)) Nice and Great!
Brisbane Investment Property
Acai Berry Reviews

At 10:04 PM , Anonymous Dissertation topics said...

Its great to see that people are sharing quite profitable information with each other and now we can move our selves to a new era.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home