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Live from The Next Web 2008 (Day 1)

The Next Web conference is one of the hottest web conferences in Europe and, like most other bloggers, I enjoy live-blogging things like this a lot.

The problem is that, during the past years, with any conference I have been to, the WiFi stopped working a couple of minutes into the day, but this year, I am prepared, thanks to Treasure My Text.

The following entries will be part recap and part personal opinion. I’m doing this out of my own free will and decided that those who couldn’t attend the conference should at least get a chance to read about it here.

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What a day. Exhausting but definitely worth it. Next up: Day 2 in 12 hours.posted on 03/04/2008 at 21:26


Thn Next Web After Party Caf de Jaareposted on 03/04/2008 at 19:26


Live from Diggnation: Redheads are clearly more “active” than blondes.posted on 03/04/2008 at 18:26


Interviewing Scoble. Booya!posted on 03/04/2008 at 16:33


Interviewing Jessica Mah, what a brilliant young mind.posted on 03/04/2008 at 16:28


Nova Spivack: The Web OS is coming and it is gonna need a filesystem. The Semantic Web is going to power the Web OSposted on 03/04/2008 at 15:47


Web 3.0: Natural Language Search will help us cope with the data overloadposted on 03/04/2008 at 15:32


Wakoopa has come a long way since I’ve first seen it. Innovation isn’t coming out of the Valley alone anymoreposted on 03/04/2008 at 15:04


GabeMac: Leah, how did you find the name for your start-up?posted on 03/04/2008 at 14:25


Next up: Leah Culver on starting a web app in 5 stepsposted on 03/04/2008 at 14:09


Another interview, this time about Human Computer Interactionposted on 03/04/2008 at 13:35


Kevin’s advice to start-ups: “Just do it, but be passionate about what you do.”posted on 03/04/2008 at 12:27


Kevin Rose: Digg would much rather take a smaller piece of the pie and make users happy, as opposed to getting rich quik and alienating users.posted on 03/04/2008 at 12:20


No mustache for today’s Diggnation, Kevin couldn’t stand the itchy feeling.posted on 03/04/2008 at 12:14


Coming up: Scott Rafer vs. Kevin Rose. This is gonna be good.posted on 03/04/2008 at 11:56


And the WiFi is gone (again). I’m still blogging though, gotta love TreasureMyText.posted on 03/04/2008 at 11:46


Khris Loux: “Hiring 2.0 is about researching your contact. CVs are outdated. I don’t ask my contact for information, I research it myself”posted on 03/04/2008 at 11:40


Just did ad-hoc interviews with “Hoera”, “Twingly” and “E”. A camera is a powerful tool indeed.posted on 03/04/2008 at 11:34


Wikia philosophy: assume people are good and offer them insane levels of control.posted on 03/04/2008 at 10:20


Stuff to check out: fav.or.it -> RSS gone simple. IntroNiche -> cross-promotion done right.posted on 03/04/2008 at 09:57


Rossi: “If you have an idea, now is the time!”posted on 03/04/2008 at 09:30


Rossi: pitch 30 firms in 2 weeks. Find connections, set up meetings and prepare yourself.posted on 03/04/2008 at 09:18


Rossi: VCs want a controling relationship in order to minimize their risk. Raising capital takes 4-12 months and can take up to 50% of your time.posted on 03/04/2008 at 09:09


Adeo Rossi: “you can even outsource to the US now, considering the performance of the Dollar”posted on 03/04/2008 at 09:05


Introduction: Death 2.0 and Life 2.0. An art project going web: “your ideas will outlive us”, “we will continue to live on(line)”posted on 03/04/2008 at 09:02


First impressions: quite a few people, but it isn’t crowded.posted on 03/04/2008 at 08:40