SXSW: Trends

March 19th, 2010

As a way to discern trends from the SXSW sessions attended, I created a Wordle graph using the daily recaps.  Check it out.

SXSW: Day Five Recap

March 19th, 2010

This was the last day of the South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive festival in Austin. The conference lasted five days and was been jam-packed with educational sessions about emerging technology. It was long, fun, exhausting, engaging, informative, crowded and worth every minute. According to reports, the interactive portion of the festival outsold both the film and music portions. There were 12,000 interactive badge holders this…

SXSW: Day Four Recap

March 18th, 2010

It was a big day at South by Southwest (SXSW) as there was much anticipation for the keynote presentation from Twitter’s founder Evan Williams. Williams enjoys celebrity status here at the interactive portion of the festival, causing a line to form for entry into the room where he would be speaking. The presentation turned out to be a bit of a disappointment, but there were…

SXSW: Day Three Recap

March 16th, 2010

This post also appeared on Talk Business. South by Southwest (SXSW) is known for the parties every night. It has been called “Spring Break for Geeks” on more than one occasion. On Sunday morning, the third day of SXSW, it was very quiet. The people that were vertical weren’t saying much. And the empty rooms indicated that there were many who were still sleeping off…

SXSW 2010: Twitter Announcement

March 15th, 2010

Twitter's Evan Williams just wrapped up his keynote presentation at South by Southwest in Austin, TX.  A probably over-simplified description of the announcement: this new application allows news sites to link to Twitter with a pop-up box and follow references without ever leaving the site. Publication authors can embed follow links. Amazon, bing, YouTube, and Digg are some of the initial partners. Below are some…

SXSW: Day Two Recap

March 14th, 2010

This post also appeared at Talk Business. It was a long second day of the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, TX. There were almost 150 sessions offered today during the six scheduled time slots. In the five sessions attended, today’s themes were community and trust: “The Era of Crowdsourcing: Guiding Principles” “How to Create a Viral Video” “I Don’t Trust You One Stinking…