"Unlike previous Web 2.0 events the theme was very clear to me, these social tools are now impacting so much more than the tech blogger circle jerk that we all tire of. …"Itâ€™s been a long time since Iâ€™ve been at a tech conference where we didnâ€™t fondle the hammer and actually focused on building the house. Actually choosing an objective to apply these tools to much bigger problems: cancer, health, politics, global warming, energy crises, and connecting the world."
Dave Taylor waxes historical and has fun with this excellent keynote from the first Thin Air Summit, held in Denver this past weekend. Presentation titled: Finding a Voice: The evolution of personal media through history
Plain-language, engaging primer & resource on data visualization
"Newspapers often focus on their newsrooms, and even, sometimes, their sales staffs when looking for strengths that they bring to their local markets. But what about their IT departments?
"Great content build traffic for a day. If you want to keep that traffic, you must continue to add new great content. But great functionality builds traffic, too. And keeps it for far longer than content does before it needs to be refreshed.
"Instead of trying to play catch-up, to learn to blog, to Tweet, to do what "the kids" are doing, why not turn the geeks lose to build whatever might be the next Twitter?"