Posts from September, 2006

September 20, 2006

Social Computing: From Message Boards to Blogs & Beyond

Back on Valentine’s day I was honored to be on a panel on the history of social computing that I was able to help structure. My co-panelists were Usenet guru Erik Fair, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, and Six Apart co-founder Mena Trott, together with our moderator Wall Street Journal columnist Kara Swisher.

Since I don’t come off as clumsy as usual on camera, I’ve embedded the video. It is and hour and a half long, so you might want to download it from the Computer History Museum directly instead…

I thought we covered some good ground getting some of the history on record, but think I’d like to try this again with a tighter focus on lessons learned. Perhaps, next time, I’ll moderate. :-)