One Down, One to Go
Wow! Mobile2.0 exceeded my expectations in almost every way. 270 mobile and Web industry professionals filled the Grand Hyatt ballroom in San Francisco. Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures myself because I was running around like a madman. We had great speakers and panelists, an engaged and participatory audience, and a hugely positive vibe during the breaks and at the reception. So many people came up to me with good things to say about the event. So many people commented that they felt like this was the start of something new – a new phase in the development of mobile services. So many peopled said they’d attend again if and when we run another event. I hope to post more wrap-up notes (and photos) later.
By the end of the day, I was more convinced than ever that we are at a turning point for the mobile Web.
Now I’m sitting in the Web 2.0 conference about to participate in a panel called “The Mobile Discussion.” This panel is buried at the bottom of the schedule, up against “BlogHer.” It has no description text. It has two people on it — me and Anssi Vanjoki from Nokia (plus the moderator, Om Malik).
Somehow, I can’t help but think that there is a huge disconnect here. How can I bring the message of mobile2.0 here to Web 2.0? Is it even important to do so? I’ve had a few conversations here and so far people seem receptive to the mobile Web message.