Mesh Conference (April 7 – 8) and MeshU (April 6)


The schedule for the 2009 Mesh Conference, “the little Canadian web conference that could”, has been posted. Mesh takes place on April 7th and 8th at the MaRS Collaboration Centre in downtown Toronto and is preceded by MeshU workshop event on April 6th.

Friends of mine who’ll be presenting at MeshU include:

There are a number of presentations by other folks at MeshU – go look at the schedule to see which ones appeal to you.

As for Mesh itself, there will be keynotes over its two days by the following people:

A few people I know will be doing presentations at Mesh:

For more details, see the Mesh schedule.

Registration for Mesh costs CAD$492.50; registration for MeshU costs CAD$289.00.


How to be a New Media Douchebag

The video New Media Douchebags in Plain English was posted back in October, but it’s new to me and might be new to you:

The video’s four-step program for becoming a new media douchebag is pretty simple:

  1. Don’t do any real work.
  2. Talk, type, tag, text and Twitter a lot of stuff. The greater the volume, the better!
  3. Be sure to hate a lot of stuff. And tell folks!
  4. Celebrate the other new media douchebags out there.

According to Valleywag — for whom the four-step program above could count as a mission statement — New Media Douchebags in Plain English is a parody of Google’s Google Docs in Plain English .

[Thanks to jwz for the link!]