The Day 2 of The Next Web was in some ways even better than yesterday. )And I was better prepared to take notes.)
Tech geek blogger-star Robert Scoble started the day by talking about the new digital divide : The friend divide. This means that the user experiences of a user of social services with 2 friends is a lot different to that of a user with 200 friends. That means that online services should do more to get the people who’ve just joined any new service involved and aware of the possibilities of the service. Otherwise they will in many cases get disappointed.
The startup presentations on day two were slightly less appealing (except for one company) than those of yesterday.
A very concise wrap-up of all the presentations.
I’m writing this on the way to The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam. I’m really looking forward to two days of networking and hearing what the top people in the web industry have to say where the web is heading in the future.
Besides me there are only a handful of people from Finland attending, which is a shame as these kinds of conferences are a great way for being on the edge and making contacts that will be very beneficial in the future. Finnish startups that are present (at least to my knowledge) at the Next Web Conference are Floobs, TripSay, Scred and Innosonic.
The things that I’m most looking forward are the 5 minute presentations from 24 startups. It will be very interesting how they will sell their offering to the audience.
From the keynote presentations I’m especially expecting to hear Khris Loux, CEO and co-founder of JS-Kit, his topis is “Web 3.0 or Web 3D?, The Decentralization, Disaggregation and Democratization of the Web” and /Data portability and Chris Saad, Co-Founder and Chairperson at DataPortability.org.