If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll see my complaint Tweet about the last 3 sessions:
These were the busts:
- Reports of Media Death Vastly Exaggerated: I’m just not a comic book kind of gal, I guess. But, it was interesting to see the hybrid model of a business that serves online users as well as brick-and-mortar shops.
- Personal, Relevant, Connected: Designing Integrated Mobile Experiences for Apps and Web: Although there was a lot of great eye candy, this turned out to be a big advertisement for Windows 7 phones.
- Cure the Chaos: How to Coordinate Your Company’s Social Media Efforts: This one was the worst. They alienated technology people several times in their presentation (and I’m in IT). They also didn’t share anything new…or help “cure the chaos”.
In testing the curators from previous sessions, only Andy Budd passed. He’s the only one who noticed and responded to a blog post from yesterday about his session. Here’s your trophy, Andy! Wait, there’s no trophy. Just a virtual pat on the back for your curation skills. I expected others to be as good as you, especially if speaking at this event. Anyway, I’m sure you already have a trophy for shark-wrangling.
Where can the Web 2.0 Expo improve the most? Chairs. You read that right. The chairs we sit on all day in these sessions are designed to break us. And, if we’re already broken, they are designed to make us have to refill our Advil Liqui-Gels at the nearest Duane Reade.