Skip to content

SxSW: 10:00AM Panels

David Nunez
David Nunez
1 min read

I started at the “How the Internet Connects” panel which had the Meetup, Livejournal, and Hotornot founders.

I had high hopes, but was a little disappointed. They didn’t seem all that prepared actually… They each gave their little stories of how they started their sites. Then, only 15 minutes into the panel, after a small awkward lull James said, “Let’s turn this into more of a discussion” and they started taking questions.

I realized I needed to walk out when my blood started to boil because I realized I was listening to three guys pontificating on the “upcoming trends for internet community” and weren’t saying anything particularly new or even coherent.

Sorry guys, I love your work (esp. Meetup), but you need to prepare a little more, ok? Do some research, please, and give us solid information.


David Nunez Twitter

Dir of Technology at the MIT Museum • Writing about emerging tech's impact on your life • Speculative insights on the intersection of humanity and technology 🤖


Related Posts

FCC's Vote against Net Nuetrality is a disservice to museums

Yesterday, the FCC voted to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order and dismantle the order’s strong net neutrality rules (New York Times summary of what happened). You have probably read about how this might impact broadband quality for things like streaming television or even basic websites via tiered access

FCC's Vote against Net Nuetrality is a disservice to museums

Requiem for Rhinos - behind the scenes video

Automatically Unshortening Links in Wordpress Posts

On this site, I have the Broken Links Checker Plugin chugging away in the background. He tirelessly checks and rechecks every link in every post to find URLs that no longer work; pages sometimes just disappear. In most cases, I’m able to use the Internet Archive Wayback Machine to

Automatically Unshortening Links in Wordpress Posts