Ben Hammersley was my first guest on my Reboot podcasts this year, and his presentation was not only great – but challenging for our minds. The different people I have talked to afterwards, this was the presentation many have said to be the one with the longest lasting effect.
It is my pleasure to bring him “back” and talk with him about how his topic has evolved. Because in this new society, we not only want to express ourselves differently, but also we participate for example through podcasting in conferences, so speakers cannot hold one and the same speech several times.
His keynote for Les Blogs 2.0 is titled “Eight ideas that will really revolutionize the 21st century (and why blogging isn’t one of them)” and I encourage you to go listen to it – because hearing him afterwards on some recordings is only half the fun. For more information, read his speaker bio or visit his blog.
Chairman and co-founder of Pubsub, Salim Ismail is panelist on “Tracking/Listening to the Online World” and adds to what Marc Canter talked about in the last podcast – structured data and what this means for our life.
Topics he and I are talking about are for example
looking into the past and using a matching engine for new events
the first decade: “messaging”, the second: “request and respond”, the third: “publish and subscribe”
structured blogging and new tools for this
Pubsub tracks Blogs, Usenet groups, airport delays, stock filings and – an XML-based earthquake system
information should be available when a user needs them – and if they need them very quick, there is a business waiting
what idea started Pubsub – and why bloggers make a great load test
Book-author JoÃƒÂ«l de Rosnay will speak on the panel “Citizen Journalism and mainstream media”.
He and I talk about “old people”, the success of Minitel in France, why he sometimes likes websites better than blogs, why he wants to talk to a machine, and why he would like to meet more of the ‘younger’ people.
Dana VanDen Heuvel’s interview has gotten a bit longer than the others, but this is also due to the fact that it was one of the first I recorded. As everything around RSS is very interesting to me, I naturally was hooked on listening to him. 🙂
Skema is in the market for “easy publishing of audio/video” for their customer, with a special focus on easy to use and providing better meta data.
I interview founder Olivier Dufour who will be on the session for Podcasting, Photo & Video Blogging about this interesting way of using modern technology and would hope more companies would make it as easy to use.
We talk about how easy it has gotten to start a business, and which kind of interests VCs have when they look at a business. For the Panel, Jeff wants a lively conversation with ideas and concepts brought in from the audience, and he and the panel will comment if these are “good, bad or ugly”. He promises it to be a lot of fun – so prepare your ideas! 🙂
Steve Olechowski is co-founder and COO of Feedburner, and will be talking on the RSS panel of Les Blogs.
We talk about how Feedburner listens to their publishers, the helpful introduction of iTunes support and why so many podcasters and blog owners use feedburner. Additionally you can read his speaker info or visit his his blog.