Michelle Greer, one of Austin’s top technology bloggers and a marketing bad-ass, will now be writing about our fair city for the Discovery Channel’s forthcoming Nerdabout property. Hells yeah! Michelle is incredible and I’m excited about the increased level of visibility for all of the cool stuff going on here in town.
This gives Austin two bloggers with national clout, counting GigaOm’s Stacey Higginbotham as the first. Plus we’ve got Mark Henricks of the WSJ’s Startup Journal and Entrepreneur Magazine, not to mention local awesomesauce writers Lori Hawkins, Omar Gallaga, Bryan Menell, and the recently relocated (from Massachusetts, formerly of Mass High Tech) Chris Calnan.
Okay, okay. I’ll admit to having more than a little Portland jealousy, which isn’t helped by the fact that “brewtopia” is one of a select few cities that’s (nearly) as cool as Austin. Not to mention that Portland’s most excellent Amber Case is joining Michelle Greer at Nerdabout.
In fact, Mr. Kirkpatrick and crew, if you’re listening, maybe it’s time for a Austin vs. Portland bloggy smackdown. I hereby propose a bloodthirsty match of _________________ [insert backyard game of choice here] during SXSWi 2009.
I’m dead serious. Sign up here, people.
This diagram will be further developed, but it’s a nice articulation IMHO of the value proposition of Web 3.0 (as opposed to other, similar efforts, which instead focus on technical concerns and definition wars).
Feedback appreciated. Special thanks to Rebecca Ewing for her help in visualizing what the heck Juan and I were blabbering on about;)
You can also grab the diagram here.