My Web 2.0 Panel
i’m heading up to san francisco next week to speak on a panel entitled “Children of Flickr: Making the Massively Multiplayer Social Web.” i’ll be arguing with such luminaries as justin hall, rajat paharia and gabe zichermann.
okay. prolly not “arguing” per se. i bet we’re all gonna be pretty much on the same page and bouncing ideas around at about a thousand miles an hour.
…maybe even a million.
this super-killer-fascinistic talk is summaraized as such:
Flickr was one of the first popular Web 2.0 web sites: a social photo sharing web site that helped popularize tagging. Flickr was born of an attempt to make a browser-based Massively Multiplayer Online Game about information exchange: “Game Neverending.”
Today, the children of Flickr are continuing to work massively multiplayer game mechanics into social web sites. This panel will discuss strategies, models, and pitfalls for harnessing the power of play to promote the social Web.
Panelists include people working on backend server architecture for adding game functionality to social networks, inventors transforming non-participating sites into online games, Firefox extensions making play in the web browser, and other people sneaking fun into everyday online life.
we’ll see you there on wednesday, april 23rd from 10:50am – 11:40am.