I’m at the #140conf! Rather than destroy my Twitter goodwill with an endless stream, I’m going to blog the highlights of the speakers.
Below are highlights from the intro and the first talk…
8:45 Welcome from Miss America 2010 – Caressa Cameron (@maotravels)
8:50 State of Now Update – Jeff Keni Pulver (@jeffpulver)
“3 earthquakes ago there was a 40 minute gap on when the earthquakes was reported on Twitter and when it [was covered by traditional media’.” On Wall Street, even a 4 second advantage results in money.”
Jeff speaks about how politicians who solicit social media get elected will only see success in re-election if they stay connected during their term. True for artists and businesses as well.
“Some of the people on stage today have been changed by this digital revolution, to connect with others, and to find themselves.”
9:00 Hello New York! – Dave Winer (@davewiner)
Talked about his life’s path from NYC to Silicon Valley in 1979 – “the idea that computers can be useful to normal people, and the act of creating software for a computer is a creative act. Today neither of those ideas would seem controversial, but [at the time] they were radical.”
“There’s a lot of resistance in the media industry for th ekind of change that’s being thrust upon us. It’s not an optional thing. It’s like being thrown out of a plane without a parachute – you have to learn how to fly before you hit the ground. The news industry wants to learn how to fly before they leave the airplane – it doesn’t work that way.”
Talking about how learning comes from first hand experience. Evokes my recent experience with actually knowing how to sing harmony, also to Outliers idea of 10,000 hours to proficiency. You have to do to know.
More to come! The next speaker was amazing…