I’m delirious at the prospect of attending and speaking at this year’s SXSW Interactive Conference on March 14th with Greg Ferenstein and Josh Catone from Mashable. I will be in Austin, TX from March 11-15, 2011.
I’ve been asked me to lead a roundtable at the next Social Media Breakfast Chicago breakfast meeting, “How to engage with critical bloggers”. This event is sold out, but I promise to give you a report afterward.
Bloggers and other non-traditional media have the disadvantages, though, of fewer resources, no editor and the reputation for being irresponsible and scurrilous that we think is undeserved. The financial “blogosphere” acts as a collective editor, filtering out and demoting inaccurate unfair and irresponsible accounts, and promoting useful, inventive and original content in a collaborative way that mitigates each of our own limitations…”