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Swamped at South by SouthWest

March 11, 2008

I’ve been down at the South by SouthWest Interactive Festival since Sunday. Hence the lack of posts since then. This conference is totally overwhelming–in the best of ways.

About two hours ago, I gave my debut reading of Creative Capital at the conference. And now I am off to moderate a panel on municipal WiFi before heading home to New York tonight. At that point, I expect to start posting on a more regular basis.

In the meantime, here’s a link to a story I co-wrote about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote address. It’s been the most read story on the BW.com Web site for the last two days.

One thing I’ve been thinking about is the hullaballoo over the keynote and its moderator Sarah Lacey, a colleague of mine. Sure, Sarah didn’t host the best interview in the world. But the reaction to the Q&A was totally overblown. It seems like a great example of an online mob mentality. All the twitter posts and blog posts and online stories by mainstream media about the Q&A seemed to over-amplify something that wasn’t that much of a big deal in the grand scheme of things.

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