Saturday, September 30, 2006

Web 2.0 Creates the Industry of Cool

Erika Brown, toughing it out with Forbes in their Silicon Valley Bureau, reminds us that in the past 18 months, companies that enable podcasting, blogging, Web video and social networking have raised nearly half a billion dollars.

Brown also implies that today's tech entrepreneurs have a simple goal:

fame and fortune.

This is a fun read that's chock-full of Web 2.0 name-dropping the likes of:

Russel Simmons and Jeremy Stoppelman (of Yelp fame)
Tom Anderson (only slightly well-known for his quaint lil' site called MySpace
Marissa Mayer, a blonde-hair and blue-eyed vp at Google
Kevin Rose, founder of Digg
The Captian of Crunch (TechCrunch, that is), Michael Arrington
And who could miss Scobleizer and his confusing post-party quote:

"....what's the deal with these parties? They are getting to be media events, that's all. Be seen, and see."

So, Rob, when were they not about being seen?

Check out Erika's complete article, HERE.


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