Monthly Archive: February 2008

The Onion… "The world’s most important news network"?

The Onion self-proclaims: “This panel will give the audience a behind the scenes look at the creative process, as well as the production and business model of the world’s most important news network.” (Emphasis mine) Child Bankrupts Make-A-Wish Foundation With Wish For Unlimited Wishes Hmm… I already loved the Onion. Now I can love the...

Survival Tips

This is my fourth year attending the Interactive festival and, like, my 10,000th year going out to hear music during SXSW. Lots of Austinites steer clear of downtown during this media overload, but I just think it is the best time of year. Better than Christmas or my birthday…way better. But, here’s some advice that...

A Game Plan

While many of these posts have focused on the Keynotes for this year’s interactive festival, or just the general enthusiasm for being able to participate, there really are some rock stars down in the details. I perused the Interactive Schedule, and there are gems throughout. First rock star, Kathy Sierra. I saw her Keynote in...

I get to see Mark Z!!

Hey there, I’m Theresa and I am the Advertising junkie in this bunch. I got my bachelor’s in advertising from UT @ Austin in 2003 and then worked as a Media Planner and then, later, a Research Executive evaluating online advertising campaigns. I am a teaching assistant at Texas State for the massive undergraduate class...

SXSW, here I come

Let’s start with a quick introduction-my name is Dee and I’m in my last semester of Grad school at Texas State University in San Marcos. I am also a teaching assistant there and whatever time I have left after school/work, I spend online or playing videogames. I am a HUGE Nintendo junkie and have all...

A word… or several…

Hi, I’m Anna, and I’m a social networking/convergence junkie. It started out innocently enough, a friend of mine told me to look at her photos on Friendster (2003) and another added me to her circle of friends on Bebo. We used to spend (entirely too much) time drawing on each others’ White Boards. I thought...

SXSW Interactive is Going to be Amazing

I am really excited to be a part of the SXSW Interactive coverage this year. This will obviously be my first time, and I look forward to reporting on a variety of events….and seeing a whole lot of culture. Aside from seeing Mark Zuckerberg’s speech (which I can’t wait to hear), I see that they...

Changing conceptions of privacy?

I’m curious what Mark Zuckerburg will have to say in his SXSW keynote address about privacy issues. On the heels of some recent press about the difficulty in deleting your information from Facebook, the Berkman Center’s Digital Natives blog asks an interesting question: Has Facebook changed our conceptions of privacy? It’s worth pondering. Has our...