Reboot 9 was different. The structuring of the conference was something near anarchy. I had a blast. I met the people I always want to meet.
But did I learn anything significant ? yes. I was confirmed in my solid belief nowadays that the communities are starting to move to peripheral devices. That my hunches about transitional web apps are real interesting to a lot of european conference goers. There was a lot of talks about mobile and ways to integrate the web into the first life ( my very favorite presentation was “Online Symbols in the offline world” by Aram Bartholl … and evolved a lot of playing and a lot of fun.
For some strange reason it seems like people are going back to privacy in combination with being a part of a community. .
Are we getting tired of sharing ? â€“ hardly.
We are just being overcrowded by all these applications that wants our devotion and a cool userbase. Which in itâ€™s essence is okay â€“ but it also means that the communities where the â€ whatâ€™s in it for me, or whatâ€™s the pointâ€ like linkedin fx. are going to have a hard time to keep itâ€™s momentum with the crowd. Communities that are too static better figure out how to transide right now!
Actually it occured to me that moo cards are a part of flickr transiting.
the most interesting talks at reboot where about getting back to 1st life in every way – by using peripheral devices mostly.
Anyway I donâ€™t think the web is enough anymore.
Also my experience with jaiku as a backchannel was mindblowing. I know I was one of the assigned commentators but anyway â€“ it worked better than really well…
I have teamed up with my best friend ( who is a killer cupcake maker) and have her make 100 jaiku cupcakes â€“ which was awesome and a big succes…