Brief Notes from Today
Attended a great panel chaired by Ryan Carson on the ins and outs of building successful businesses out of Web applications. Of all the Web 2.0 ringmasters, one thing you can say about Ryan is that he definitely has the coolest hat. Lots of good insights for entrepreneurs here.
The other highlight of today was Justin Oberman’s great panel on using mobile technology for activism. Good insights and great chairing from Justin, but a little too much US-centric thinking among the panelists (with the exception of Roger from Rave Wireless), especially when many of the opportunities for social impact from the mobile are to be felt in the developing world. Also: too much focus on texting.