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Gnomedex. Thoughts from various sessions

Philip Kaplan of Pud, AdBrite, and FuckedCompany said for the first time ever, Coke sales were down over the previous year because they weren’t reaching the kids on MySpace and predicted a huge influx of ad money to the Net. (This may not neccessarily be a good thing!)

Chris Messina and Tara Hunt of Citizen Agency. Small can be good.”Perhaps we can succeed without a giant liquidity event. Eight 100 lb. orangutangs can be just as good as one 800 lb. gorilla. You can do well by serving small niches.

Dave Winer. The travel agency used to be completely centralized, and it was nearly impossible to check what the weather forecast where you were going was, much less what hotels were in the area. You had to use a travel agent. The Net changed all of that forever.

Much talk about social networking sites, how they should be more open, like what PeopleAggregator has just now started doing. There were echoes here of what I see as the problem with the DailyKos/netroots approach. These tools are wonderful and powerful. But they need to create groups and actions in the real world too, not just in cyberspace.

Most everyone seemed at least sympathetic and often quite supportive of my antiwar views and blog – even more so than last year. I didn’t push it, wrong forum for that. However more than a few took my Polizeros business card and we’ll be contacting each other.

More over the next few days on this. My brain is full and needs time to process all this new information as well as the friends I made!

  • ‘Philip Kaplan of Pud, AdBrite, and FuckedCompany said for the first time ever, Coke sales were down over the previous year because they weren’t reaching the kids on MySpace and predicted a huge influx of ad money to the Net. (This may not neccessarily be a good thing!)’
    Or this may not necessarily be a true thing. I mean, Coke sales may be down, but to say it’s because they are not reaching kids on MySpace … awww … come on. A self-serving thing, I would say.