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NV08 – Blogging & Social Media: Where do we go from here? - MasterMaq.ca Blog
Matt Mullenweg just finished up his keynote and is now answering questions from the audience. His talk about where we are now and where we need to go in the future started out really well, but kind of went downhill in my opinion. He began with the blogger's hierarchy of needs: Expression Public Interaction Validation I think these make a lot of sense. Bloggers seem to have an inherent need to express themselves, they like to do so in public and with other people, and they love checking their stats. My favorite and I think the most important is #2. I agree with Matt that public should be the default. Next he made the comment that 4 million posts are created at wordpress.com each month. Wikipedia has about 2.1 million English-language articles, so Matt reasoned that wordpress.com users create about two Wikipedia's each month. The only problem with that, of course, is that quantity does not equal quality. It's kind of an apples and oranges comparison. Matt then showed a funny video