From my POV it seems that a major theme out of the event is "the widgetization of our world" - and I don't mean "apps". My brain is still percolating. Listening to the breadth of chats during the three day event, it has really hit me that success in the future hinges on understanding the nodes that make up the network - whether this is data, people or organizations. Top down, centralized mechanisms just do not work any more.
Here are just a few examples:
Leisa Rechiert - on Ambient Intimacy
Umair Haque - on the economics of open society and velocity of information
Thor & Lane - on customer service (and customers) as the new marketing
Brian Oberkirk - on productizing relationships and services
My workshop on Friday addressed how we communicate and "market" in this ever increasingly decentralized universe of Social Media. Thanks to everyone who attended and to Brian for joining in on the fun. I am cleaning up my slides and will upload them to the slideshare group ASAP.
For full coverage make sure to check out Suw , Jennifer and Steph's blogs. Conference after conference these ladies do an amazing job capturing info for those who cannot attend in person - how *do* they do it!?
[Addendum: and let's not forget that last week was also devoted to two different conferences on Facebook apps - if that is not an indication of the chunking of our world -- what is?]