Category: SXSW 2010

All that’s missing Is the network deal

One of the fun things about the internet is how pictures can surface months after the event. That could be as it takes forever to be uploaded, or the meta-data isn’t added so you can’t search for it or have it show up in a news feed, or the moment when it was mentioned was missed. So for whatever reasons it took Amanda to wait this long, here’s a pic from the very shot short lived SXSW Social Media Clubhouse Chat Show, with Brian Solis on the sofa as our guest.

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Going Live at SXSW with Techzulu

So, one of the many adventures I got up to in Austin was co-hosting the recap show from Chris Heuer’s Social Media Clubhouse with Amanda Coolong and Techzulu. SXSW is a packed event, and trying to get the event into a single hour of live TV (yes I know, streaming online video, blah, blah, blah) is a challenge in itself – herding cats is easier than herding guests to a green room (or bus). But no matter, live is always fun, especially live with a co-host who’s likely to throw you the ball at any moment, a rapidly changing set

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Riding the Social Breakfast at SXSW

I’ve already mentioned it in the SXSW recap, but thank you again to everyone who turned up and made the start of SXSW on the Saturday morning so brilliant and intimate and friendly for another year – even though technically the fun started on Thursday night for many of us. Adele managed to grab this wonderful shot (on Flickr), and I’m going to call it “Surfing Social” which pretty much sums up my mindset during SXSW – bounce around, meet everyone, ride the waves you find and have fun!

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Fray Cafe: The Greatest Horror Story Ever Written

To answer the most popular question on the night, “yes, it is real.” Here’s the Amazon link for The Secret Room It’s not often that I put up video of my stage performances online (I rarely mention them, truth be told), but Fray Cafe at SXSW every year is something that I look forward to. It’s a chance to tell a real story, and I spend time thinking about what I can do. This year was a bit more light-hearted, as I decided to talk about one of the stories that my daughters read at school. It’s the greatest horror

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Some of my memories of SXSW 2010

South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of the high points of my year. With so much going on it still continues to surprise me with what emotions and experiences it throws up. I’ll speak about the myth that Interactive has somehow ‘jumped the shark’ in a later post, for now I want to talk about some of the things that made the week special for me. Let’s Have A Party Right Here. For all the organisation and big parties, most of the conversations that stick in my head are not from the big parties, but from the hotel lobbies and

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