SxSW via CNN
If you’ve visited these pages over the last week, you’ll have seen a decent helping of posts from this year’s South by Southwest Interactive conference, (i.e., it was overwhelming!). Here’s CNN’s 3-minute look at the sites and sounds from Austin’s (and the world’s) biggest geek fest. (Via SxSW Website)
Tyson’s Bird Addiction
During his keynote interview at SxSW, the 68-year-old media, entertainment and Internet mogul Barry Diller shared an anecdote with the packed house. He said that when he phoned his famous fashion designer wife at home, he heard a strange noise in the background. “What is that? he asked. She replied “Oh, nothing.” When the sound persisted, he demanded to know what he was hearing. Ms. von Furstenberg fessed up. She was playing Angry Birds!
Happy 5th Birthday, Twitter
From your “friends” at Funny or Die.
GroupMe got the buzz and Ad Age props as one of the top start-ups emerging from SxSW. Still, I like that its similar-sounding rival GroupedIn expanded beyond SMS to Twitter and Facebook in the group messaging genre. Company CEO aspires to make “group messaging personal again.” Here are his remarks from Austin. (Via Mashable)
Comment pronounce-t-on LinkedIn?
Parlez-vous LinkedIn? Voici “les hommes et les femmes sur les rues” de Paris.
@Dens on 4Sq’s Future
In an earlier post, I summed up Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore’s SxSW interview with Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley. (I even included an audio clip of the entire interview. Here’s the 3-minute video clip highlight that Mashable culled from the tete-a-tete. (Via Mashable)
Everyone’s Savvy Auntie
Our favorite and most savvy auntie Melanie Notkin’s new book is (finally) poised to arrive (April 26). Here’s the trailer. Love this.
Another crowd (and Ad Age) favorite from SxSW: Crowdtap, which held a fab party atop The Belmont. If you like hip-hop and are engaged in the social graph, you’ll like this clip …especially the shout-outs.