Mar 31, 2008
My notes: "Sucked"
All I remember from this talk was Zuckerberg saying "platform, efficient, community" and Lacy just crossing and uncrossing her legs while twirling her hair. I left 15 minutes before the end. Apparently, the crowd went a bit crazy when it was Q&A time towards the end. The best part was when it as mob rule and they gave her a lashing. Ah well.
Panel: Human Rights in Virtual Worlds: discussion about whether or not you own what you make in a virtual game
- there is no such thing as group rights as of now. There's still work being done for individual rights online
- ULAs (User Licence Agreements) are not always as liberal as marketed
Should you own what you make? If it's on their server, perhaps it doesn't fall into "your" possession. Curious what the gamers in the audience think of this one.
We were promised free burgers. While we were inside the room, passersby ate our burgers :( I still can't believe the company staffs 9 full time employees - all off ad-based revenue from funny cat pictures!
Sunday was the most partied out night of all of them. Went to a pre-party for the Adobe Web Awards. Then the awards show hosted by Eugene Mirman. Lots of laughs. The 'ask a ninja' guy came out to receive awards for participants not present. Went to the Etsy/Threadless/Moo party - which sucked. It was crowded, hot and no movement space since there were 3 pool tables with active games going on at the time. Gawker party at Emo's: Met John Coulton who sings "Code Monkey". Bumped into Eugene Mirman there who let us know of his comedy show the following night. Then went to Blogger party and met Cheeseburger from Icanhascheezburger. Partied hard.
Most memorable moment at the Blogger party: Met an Irishman and asked where I should go when I visit Ireland some day. Instead of the usual way of making a list, he drew out an accurate map of Ireland's coastline and pin pointed the cities I should see. I love the geek way and not the 'normal' way :)