Last year, the OurFaves gang has a super time attending the mesh conference – hearing some of the world’s foremost technical, marketing, media, and creative innovators speak on where the web is headed and how technology is influencing society, business, and all sectors of creativity and communication.
At last year’s mesh, OurFaves had launched only a couple of weeks before the conference. This year, we’re really looking forward to spreading the word about how the site has grown, and connecting with and learning from even more amazing thinkers and doers who are harnessing the power of the internet in new ways.
Other exciting stuff: our own Candice Faktor, creator of OurFaves and GM of both OurFaves and toronto.com will be speaking on one of the panels, alongside Pema Hegan of GigPark and Daniel Burka of Digg.com. The topic of the panel will be The New Front Page, and here’s what it’s all about:
In the past, the front page of the newspaper or the TV news was our main source of information. Now, as media becomes social, we are just as likely to see a link on Digg or StumbleUpon, or get sent one through Pownce, or see one on a friend’s blog. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Some feel this is making us more narrow in our interests, as we see only the content our friends agree is important, but others see these “recommendation engines” as a positive thing. Join Daniel Burka of Digg, Pema Hegan of GigPark and Candice Faktor of OurFaves in a discussion about how the Web is the new front page, moderated by Mathew Ingram.
We hope to see some of you there! And if web/society 2.0 and 3.0 are of interest to you, we’d highly recommend you come.