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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
NPR segment is up
You can find it here.
I talked a lot about one of my favorite sites that was at the festival, Icanhascheezburger, but it didn't make it into the broadcast.
I'll be on "All Things Considered" today [Wednesday] (this one's a little more certain than past ones) talking about South by Southwest Interactive. The recording has already been done and I think it went pretty well.
I'm exhausted and trying to catch up with e-mails and TV and reading and stacked-up newspapers.
Mr. Fancy-of-the-Pants Rob came over last night and we stayed up late chatting and hanging out with Lilly. It was pretty awesome and I really hope he and Schuyler and Julie get to come to Schlitterbahn this summer. Because Schlitterbahn is the most awesome place on Earth in the summer.
Other weirdness: Fake Steve Jobs embedded my video, which has been getting ganked and reposted on YouTube by random fucktoids. Yes, I know, I flagged them for copyright already. Still. It's annoying.
It's shown up in another few tech blogs, but I haven't had time to keep up or even to read all the comments on YouTube.
Sleep. That's what I need! Please send me some if you have any to spare.
Monday, March 10, 2008
So, these last few weeks leading up to the festival, my editor and I were adamant that we needed to videotape Facebook founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg's keynote at South by Southwest Interactive.
We didn't know what would happen, we just knew it would be worth shooting video for and posting online soon after. I jumped through hoops to get a good HD camera, to bring my tripod and to get there an hour and a half early to get a good seat (at one point, somebody tried to kick four of us in the front row out of our chairs to make room for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's "Entourage." We were like, "No. Fuck you." And then they didn't make us move, so it worked out.).
How was I to know that this would happen?
And that by a total fluke, I'd run into the interviewer at a party later and she'd agree to shoot a video with me?
And that both would end up on Valleywag.com?
It'd been a crazy-ass day, people.
After an evening spent editing and uploading video from my laptop and then re-editing to silence some curse words, I went to a party and met Mark Zuckerberg face-to-face. He didn't know who the Hell I was, of course, and the music was crazy-loud. We shook hands and I tried to yell an introduction, but he couldn't hear me, so I finally settled for, "Welcome to Austin!" He seemed to dig that and then hurriedly walked away to go to whatever it is a 23-year-old billionaire does at a nightclub at 1 a.m.
Did I mention it was a really long day?
Edited to add: Wired picked up the story, too.
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