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Live from The Next Web 2008 (Day 2)

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

Even though better WiFi was promised this year, it turns out that 700+ web aficionados can take down a couple of wireless routers without a problem. What they could not take down was Treasure My Text and since the service worked so well yesterday, I decided to keep using it for today’s sessions as well.

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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Jessica Mah knows how to engage the audience. Other speakers could learn from her.posted on 04/04/2008 at 14:27


Jessica Mah on stage, hyping both “Hello Kitty” as well as “LOLCats”.posted on 04/04/2008 at 14:23


Next start-up: Locle, geo-social networking for your cell. Heard that during TNW’06, it was called Plazes back then.posted on 04/04/2008 at 14:13


Soocial: contact syncing tool for Gmail, Highrise, Facebook and others. They even used inside jokes and The Hoff. As far as presentation goes, this is as good as it gets.
update: I just found the clip, click here to watch it.posted on 04/04/2008 at 14:10



Sonja Loth presenting Hoera, a social media monitoring appkication that scans blogs, forums, news sites, social networks and review sites. Very interesting toolposted on 04/04/2008 at 13:58


Symbaloo: is it more than just a new Netvibes with logos? You be the judge. It is very iPhone’ish in any caseposted on 04/04/2008 at 13:40


Werner Vogels: “Are you using S3 or are you wasting your VC’s money?”posted on 04/04/2008 at 12:58


Just interviewed Simone from “Women on the next web meetup”. Got some good input.posted on 04/04/2008 at 12:48


UberVU: built in 4 months by 6 people and with 0 funding.posted on 04/04/2008 at 11:08


UberVU: cross-publishing to a myriad platforms with an added social network. Looks like another idea I’ve seen before.posted on 04/04/2008 at 11:05


Spam-free blogsearch from Twingly. Now that is a useful feature.posted on 04/04/2008 at 10:56


Quote from the AndUnite CEO: “Every day, I can see the search terms from my friends. A friend of his bought a car”, and the CEO just knew, thanks to AndUnite. Where’s the wow?posted on 04/04/2008 at 10:54


AndUnite: collaborative searching, I’ve heard that before. “you can share your search terms with everyone, everywhere”.posted on 04/04/2008 at 10:48


Backbase’s presentation is largely based on crowd interaction. I like it. I just don’t get what Backbase offers that OS AJAX frameworks don’t…posted on 04/04/2008 at 10:37


Scoble is carrying no less than three N95s. Might be an idea to just get a phone with a good battery…posted on 04/04/2008 at 10:15


Scoble: the tech industry is still largely based around San Francisco, it is way easier to start relationships AND maintain them there than in other places.posted on 04/04/2008 at 10:10


Scoble’s upcoming.org has Sigler’s INFECTED book launch listed. Yay!posted on 04/04/2008 at 09:59


Day 2, kicking off with the Scobleizer.posted on 04/04/2008 at 09:38