Route 66: Panels I’d hit at 2008 SXSWi


I read descriptions for all 736 proposed panels at next year's South by Southwest Interactive Conference. Here are at least six dozen and half a dozen more that deserve either five-star or four-star ratings. That means any one would either justify my trip or I will definitely attend them. (This is not to slight any of the other ideas, which include at least six dozen three-star-worthies — and, hey, you knew I've got a panel proposal you can vote for, right?)

What's that matter? Well, if you like them too, you have less than nine hours — until 11:59 p.m. EDT today (Sept. 21, 2007) — to open an account and vote for them at the 2008 SXSW Interactive Panel Picker. O click and see!

Lynne d Johnson,, Where Are The Black Tech Bloggers?
Karsh, How To Roll Your Own Blog Awards
Sean Mills, The Onion Behind the Scenes at the Onion News Network
Jenifer Hanen, Black Phoebe Designs The Web Standards Confession Booth
Erica Mauter, Metroblogging Minneapolis Building Hyperlocal Websites for the Future
Karsh, Your Ticket to the Afrospear
Christian Crumlish, Yahoo! Online Identity: And I Do Give a Damn about My Bad Reputation
Halley Suitt, Zindicate The Evil Axis of Videoblogging: SF, NY, LA
George Kelly, Roll Over Gutenberg, Tell McLuhan The News
John S. Bracken, MacArthur Foundation Whither Citizen Journalism: A Critical Review
Andrew Huff, Gapers Block Working Over the Web: Managing Distributed Staffs
Rashmi Sinha, SlideShare True Stories from Social Media Sites
Kevin Cheng, OK/Cancel     Breakups 2.0
Jeremy Keith, Adactio Building Portable Social Networks
Souris Hong-Porretta, The Supercollider: A Hero of the Social Network
Laura Merritt, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Identity Crisis: Communicating Online Without Getting Fired
Jeff Beckham, AT&T The Social Implications of Being "Always-On"
Will Smith, Maximum PC Modernizing Old Media
Jay Allen, Textura Design State of the Invisible Blogosphere
Tantek Çelik, Body Optimization: Why Stop at Health & Fitness?
Violet Blue, freelance writer Sexual Privacy Online
Sergio Villarreal, Widgets: Is It Worth It?
Ryan Gantz, Better Collaboration Through Comedy LULZ OMG
Rachel Lovinger, Avenue A | Razorfish Cage Match! Taxonomy vs. Folksonomy (and I don't know whether Thomas Van Der Wal will fight or referee)
Jamais Cascio, The Future is You
Sergio Villarreal, Startup vs. Corporate: How's it Really Like?
Tantek Çelik, Effective Multitasking
Ben Brown, Your Blog Is A Niche Community
Heather Armstrong, Dooce Content Boundaries: A 12-Step Program
Brian Oberkirch, Small Good Thing The Future of Presence
Alice Marwick, New York University "I'm Internet Famous": Status in Social Media
Ron Teixeira, National Cyber Security Alliance Cyber Safety in the Interactive Age
David Thomas, Links as Language: The Advent of 3-D Writing
Joseph Smarr, Plaxo In Defense of the Open Social Web
Kevin Smokler, English: Technology's Universal Language
Jeffrey Zeldman, Happy Cog Respect!
Jason Levitt, Yahoo! Online Identity Crisis
Michele Bowman, Global Foresight Associates Futurists' Sandbox: Scenarios for Social Technologies in 2025
Kevin Cheng, OK/Cancel     Comparing the Giants: How Design Happens in Large Companies
Thor Muller, Satisfaction Judo Moves for Defending Your Reputation Online
Jina Bolton, Apple, Inc. Social Networking and Your Brand
Molly Wright Steenson, Meet The Architects
Jamais Cascio, The Whole World Is Watching
Dave Madethis, Emma Who the Hell are You? Personal Branding 101
Stephanie Troeth, CloudRaker Opening the Web to Linguistic Realities
Susan Price, MediaRich Controlling the Dialog: Civility and Censorship in Social Media Spaces
Jay Allen, Textura Design Hacking the Enterprise with Social Media Applications
Kit Seeborg, How to Evolve Your Irrelevant Corporate Website
Will Smith, Maximum PC Modernizing Old Media
Annalee Newitz, Techsploitation Social Network Coups: The Users are Revolting!
Brian Oberkirch, Small Good Thing Self-Replicationg Awesomeness: The Marketing of No Marketing