I’ve started going through my detailed SXSW notes, with the hope of pulling together my thoughts on what I’ve learned as it applies to my future plans. I remember having those thoughts, but now I’ve got to make them real. The first panel up is World Domination via Collaboration, moderated by BlogHer co-founder Jory Des [...]
There was a lot of talk about Twitter at SXSW this year. Though the concept seemed trivial and useless to me when I first heard of it, it does do one thing very well: closeness through shared environmental context. A big part of friendship is just hanging out and doing things together without direct communication. [...]
I’m trying to think of a way to summarize the last day of SXSW07 Interactive. The phrase that comes to mind that it was a day of rededication. After four solid days of panels, a certain path is becoming clearer, and everyone I met today seemed to play a part in the journey. I’ll likely [...]
Another quiet day, and yet I’m just starting to feel like I’m getting comfortable and hitting my stride. Maybe it’s because today pretty much focused on going to things that I thought were interesting, and asked people questions when I was curious about something. There’s a certain level of socializing I’m comfortable with, and I’ve [...]
I might be imagining it, but I’ve been noticing that the television show Heroes comes up a lot in conversation here at SXSW, or “South by” as it seems to be called by the natives. “Do you watch Heroes?” is one of those questions that seems to pop up just before you’re about to cross [...]
[I'm going to back-annotate this post with links later...] I awoke on Saturday morning with an odd feeling of dread mixed with elation, as I looked forward to another day of meeting in groups with random people and wondering what to say! When I’m faced with a situation like this, I have a choice: rush [...]
Though it’s not really even a full festival day, I found it plenty exhausting. At first I was wondering if my natural hermit-like tendencies would win out…I spent way too much time in my hotel room this morning. To my relief, I ran into several people who I knew, or knew me from last year.