Update 6/2/08: Presentation slideshows now available on SlideShare.
Ignite Boston 3 had over 15 five minute keynote presentations. Here are some of my takeaways from it.
iPhone Open Application Development – Jonathan Zdziarski
- iPhone stores way more information than you think (ie. every time you press the home button it takes a screenshot, every word you type gets added to the keyboard cache, every time you use google maps the map tiles are stored, deleted photos, contacts, web objects can all be recovered)
- Detectives have access to iPhone forensics toolkits
- iPhone needs to be more open/transparent, so keep on hacking
- If you are a drug dealer, don’t take photos of your stash with your iPhone
PS. Thanks for the book!
Distributed Twitter – Joe Cascio
- Twitter can be made more reliable if it’s distributed
- If you’re interested in helping, join their google group and attend the Thursday meeting at Berkman
The Open Source Marketing Checklist – Jeff Whatcott
- Selling open source is hard (1 in 1000 people who download actually pay)
Web 2.0 is Sharecropping – Jesse Vincent
- Web 2.0 tools are everywhere, don’t just rely on other people’s tools or you might get screwed
Digital Goods, The Future of Online Communities – Ravi Mehta
- Virtual goods = $
- Tencent makes 5x more per user than Facebook and has 4x higher operating margin than Yahoo
Photo: Lewis County Herald