In the beginning, there was Slate’s beloved news roundup, “Today’s Papers.” Then, in 2001, The Week magazine landed in the States with great success and pioneered the art of news and opinion curation in print. But it wasn’t until the Huffington Post crashed the party, generating huge traffic with dozens of rewritten stories from other sources every day, that "aggregation" became a dirty word, and critics began calling it theft. Join top media writers and the trailblazers of aggregation for a conversation about the art of filtering and curating other organizations’ content, and where this editorial model fits into the new media landscape. Decide for yourself: aggregation—friend or foe?
This conversation offers tips and tricks that will help you make the most of SXSW or any other tech event. You’ll learn what actions and behaviors to avoid so you don’t get tagged as "doing it wrong". Get advice on business card etiquette, how to meet new people, navigate tech events, and have fun without being "that guy/gal".
Panel from SXSW 2011.
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SXSW 2011 presentation by Matthew Inman, the author, artist, and founder behind the one man operation known as The Oatmeal (http://theoatmeal.com).