The Saturday morning Keynotes were:
- Melissa Barnes (@melissabarnes) Head of Global Brands for Twitter, talking with Re/code's Kara Swisher @karaswisher. The conversation sounded to me like brand, brand, brand, brand, brand -- when Twitter is great for natural disaster reporting, or tweet chats. Oh well, I know I'm an outlier. But I did like Kara Swisher's bon mot: " It is a great to have a woman executive from Twitter. I always enjoy arguing how it is mathematically impossible that 10 white men just happened to be on a Board."
- Richelle Parham, cMO of eBay North America, taking with Re/code's Nellie Bowles. More brand, sell, brand, sell, monetize, brand, sell. Seeing a Black woman as an executive (rather than an entertainment figure) was refreshing, though. So was Parham's forthright statement: "If you are doing something that makes you feel like you are compromising your ethics or you are empty, you need to stop doing it. Don't' do things that make you compromise who you are. Don't do things that make you compromise your values."
- Arianna Huffington, political chameleon and champion self-promoter, talking with serial Evangalist
Guy Kawasaki. I don't care for Ms. Huffington, and I thought Kawasaki was a gullible fanboi. Honestly, Huffington spouts other people's words without ever, ever crediting anybody.
The Saturday morning 10x0 Presenters were:
- Barb Dybwad @doctorparadox. I admit I took no notes. Herewith, from the BlogHer Livebogging post:
A great deal of social shift comes from the evolution of mobile devices. In 2005 I let a session on mobile blogging, none of those devices are still in use. Smartphone sales surpassed computer sales in 2007. A new line of devices made their way to market known as tablets. TV's got smart.
What trends are starting now that will shape the next 10 years?
- Cynthia Liu @cyn3matic. I admit I took no notes. Herewith, from the BlogHer Livebogging post:
Cynthia Liu: Ten years of cats, kids, and politics online. I was outraged at the Bush administration. I did what ever person would do, I started a Wordpress blog.It was private. It took me four years to open up my blog. Meanwhile my son was growing getting ready to start kindergarten. My son started kindergarten when California cut their budget drastically. No music, no art, no libraries. When dinosaurs roamed the earth my middle class education in upstate New York, my school offered orchestra, drama, music art, and other important programs. I always assumed that my son would at least be given the same education opportunities or better.
In January 2011 I helped launched K-12NN. Some of K-12NN success stories we partnered with a program to help registered 15,000 new voters. We helped pass a parcel tax to fund schools.
You should know that our voices matter, our stories matter, and together we really can make a difference.
This was from 9:00 - 10:30 AM on Saturday. I need to follow K-12NN. I then went off for more learning.