Interesting video with San Jose Mercury News’ Dean Takahashi who gets a tour with Susan Wojcicki, of Google.
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I’ve been watching my friends and they have just been copying and pasting their messages between their various accounts. I don’t like that trend, cause it just means more noise. I must admit I’ve done it a few times when I wanted everyone to know about something.
At some point I’d like to go through my membership on all the above and see how many people are members of all of these (and add in Facebook for good measure). Based on a very cursory look there’s a LOT of overlap.
Anyway, Stan Schroeder shows how to post to all the above automatically.
I guess this is bound to happen because there’s so many of these new tools popping up.
What would really be great is if all of these had an API so we could use the tools themselves to decide where to send messages to.
Chris Pirillo is a great friend. So, take this post with a grain of salt.
But, here’s why I love Gnomedex:
1) Every attendee uses a laptop computer during the event. It still is one of the few events where I’ve seen that happen.
2) No press passes.
3) I haven’t been asked to speak since 2001. Heh. Not quite true, cause I was on a Gillmor Gang panel last year, but I don’t count that as speaking.
4) It’s geeky, but not developer geeky. User geeky.
5) It’s not over your head or over your pay grade like TED or PopTech.
6) It’s in Seattle in one of their two sunny months.
7) Ponzi. Ponzi. Ponzi.
I’m not speaking. But I’m going to do something fun in the lobby. Facebook fun. Pownce fun. Twitter fun. Jaiku fun. More to come.
UPDATE: maybe I’ll be wearing my iPhone Name Tag. 🙂