March 19, 2004

From SxSW to WxNW

Filed under: markets — Wendy @ 6:38 am

Back in San Francisco, that is, after visiting Austin for SXSW Interactive.
The best part, for me, was talking with people — on panels and off — who are pushing the bounds of technology to do more for us, its users and public, rather than treating us like mere consumers. Eli Pariser and Zack Exley got it, and have made into a site that empowers its users as citizens. Jonathan Abrams talked, by contrast, about constraining users into his vision of what Friendster should do.

I’m sorry to have missed the Magnatune/Creative Commons party, but the EFF, EFF-Austin, Creative Commons, Magnatune party was a good preview.

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