March 15, 2010

Real-time web dictates change in industries

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David SparkAt SXSW, I bumped into Jeff Pulver and asked him to talk about his passion around his 140 Conference. It’s not a conference about Twitter. It’s a conference about how the real-time conversations are motivating behaviors and telling industries what they can and can’t do. Jeff Pulver is insanely passionate, and he gives a fantastic rant on how the speed of real-time information is changing all ecosystems.

Watch the video over on Tweetshare. This is one of many videos I’ve been shooting for Tweetshare at SXSW. Browse through the entire SXSW collection. And please also read my report (if you haven’t already) “Search and discovery of the real-time web.”

December 8, 2009

Will Twitter suffer the same fate as Netscape?

Ayelet NoffYesterday I attended Jeff Pulver‘s 140 Conference in Tel Aviv. I really enjoyed @thekotel‘s presentation, which unfortunately I didn’t film — go to the twitter profile and check it out. Alon Nir is doing a remarkable job there.

140charactersconfThe lecture I enjoyed in particular was Yedda CTO Yaniv Golan’s “The 140-characters Netscape,” where he said:

“I believe that in two years the Twitter brand will be in the same position as the Netscape brand is in now: Twitter will be credited with starting the revolution, and paving the road for followers. But at the same time, it will be pushed into a minor position in the market with other players taking the lead or, as is the case with Netscape, will no longer exist.” Continue reading