As the Web becomes more social, do the same rules apply? Social platforms like Facebook and Twitter have received a lot of press as potential “game changers.” They are inching the web away from a document-centric model – where the primary activities are searching and information retrieval from vast databases – to one that is more engaging and people-centric. Chris will discuss the trends and technologies driving this shift, and the potential of the people-centric model for companies, products and individuals.
About the Speaker:
Chris Messina co-founded the Flock web browser and led the community marketing of Firefox. He runs Citizen Agency and co-founded San Francsco-based Citizen Space which kicked off the co-working movement. He co-organized the first BarCamp in 2005 and was named one of the Digital Utopians and People who Populate Web 2.0 by the San Francisco Chronicle. He is a board member of the OpenID and Open Web Foundations, and a frequent speaker at technology conferences such as Web 2.0 Expo. He has been quoted in The New York Times, Business Week, LA Times, MIT Technology Review and Wired. Chris received the 2008 Google Open Source Award in recognition for his work advancing technology initiatives such as Firefox and microformats.