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web 2.0 EXPO: The Social Media Revolution

The last session that I attended on the final day of web 2.0 EXPO was The Social Media Revolution: You Oughta Be in Pictures (and Podcasting, and Vlogging). The panel was made up of Thomas Hawk, Chris Pirillo, Robert Scoble, and Jeremiah Owyang. There’s been discussion over the past week or so about whether the trend towards live video streaming and Twittering is information overload a Web 2.0 echo chamber. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this was a very interesting panel discussion. I was able to get some video from the fourth row.

Thomas Hawk talks about photo-blogging.

Chris Pirillo talks about live video (using Ustream.tv) and the impact that it has had on his ability to interact with his audience in a new way.

The panel talks about the power of the “Sneeze Effect” – the ability for social media to spread around very rapidly.

The panel talks about the impact of Ustream.tv.

Robert Scoble talks about what it was like to do a live video broadcast at web 2.0 EXPO.

The panel talks about the challenges of finding the signal through the noise.

Craig Newmark / Edgeio

Craig Newmark from craigslist brings up some good points about the soon-to-be-launched Edgeio service in the comments section of this post on BuzzMachine. It will be interesting to see how Edgeio deals with these issues. Mr. Newmark’s comments:

…I act as full time customer service rep, there’s a few of us, only a few, because with flagging, our community removes most questionable ads.

Using the tagging approach, how are bogus ads removed? Considering that spam blogs are already a huge problem, and how easy it’ll be to falsely tag viagra ads, the volume of bad ads will be tremendous.

That will also be true of blogs that do things like tagging photos that you’d prefer not to see, but they’d be in search results anyway. (You really don’t want to know.)

Also, how will ads be removed (by the poster) or expired?

When there are other problems, like defamation, how are they handled?

I’m guessing that many customer service reps will be needed, good jobs, but then,
you risk being a “publisher” which means that you have to monitor ads.”