The Web 2.0 Summit has kicked off (when does it get badged Web 3.0 Summit, I wonder?) and it’s well worth checking out for juicy tips and announcements in the online world. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s run by Tim O’Reilly and a bunch of other media companies to pull together all the top dogs in one conference. This year’s speakers come from the likes of Twitter, Mozilla, Intel, Salesforce, Quora, Microsoft… you get the idea.
Some highlights in the last 24 hours: Facebook investor / Napster co-founder Sean Parker saying Facebook wasn’t threatened by privacy problems, but a glut of information; 4chan and Canv.as founder Christopher Poole knocking Google and Facebook for their reliance on real-world identities on their networks, saying that it “degrades humanity”; and Twitter CEO Dick Costollo revealing that there are 250 million tweets per day, up from 200 million in June (he said that Twitter had also benefited significantly from the launch of Apple iOS 5).
- WATCH: Sean Parker, Twitter and 4chan Speak at Web 2.0 Summit [LIVE] (mashable.com)
- Web 2.0 Summit: Where’s Mark? And Where’s Paul? (Updated) (forbes.com)
- Tim O’Reilly Vs. Christopher Poole On The Future Of Web Identity (techcrunch.com)
- EBay CEO speaks as Web 2.0 Summit begins in SF (sfgate.com)
- 4chan founder: Facebook and Google do identity wrong (gigaom.com)
- The Data Frame: Reporting From the Web 2.0 Summit (readwriteweb.com)