Re-revised (111002 and 120214) to add a bit more linky goodness…
I didn’t post notes from all the sessions. Sometimes, the content just wasn’t that interesting to me, or the room was too crowded to take notes, or the subject matter was just over my head. Others were so good , and so packed with ideas and information that I don’t have the time to do them justice. But—
Before I finish this list, a few more overview notes on the presentation as a whole.
For more on this session look for links hashtagged #techtrends #ona11 on Twitter
People who’ve been to ONA before recommended the “Top Ten Tech Trends” talk by Amy Webb (@webbmedia on Twitter), and they were right. She’s an excellent presenter who managed to cram an amazing collection of ideas and information into just over an hour.
It’s taking ages to make blog posts that are too long anyway – So:
Since my notes make sense to me, but wouldn’t to you, and it would take hours to sort them out, I’ll stick to the highlights from here on.
Mark Armstrong of Longreads
Why and how he started Longreads: ”I got obsessed” with reading on the phone phone during his 40-minute daily commute to Manhattan, and noticed he was looking for different things than when he was at his desk – He wanted more New Yorker, Vanity Fair, etc, and couldn’t find one place for that kind of material.
So “just on a lark” he started the Twitter hashtag #longreads and “quickly found I wasn’t alone – I knew there was something significant here”.
The more notes I take, the messier they’ll be in the posting. It’s just a function of the time I have. If anything is unclear /misleading /incorrect (god forbid) let me know and I’ll fix it asap.
Note to tweeps: This panel on long-form journalism also = list of #ff candidates:
When you’re speaking at 3:30 after a full day of sessions, you better be good, and she was. Amy Webb is a trend tracker extraordinaire. She ploughed through so much in an hour-and-a-bit; made my head hurt but in a good way.
With so much to absorb, my notes can’t hit everything she covered, so I’ll stick to the list, a couple of links and a few highlights. But first: a picture of the visual note taker’s work at the end of session: