This was a bit of raucous session. Milots of disagreements with Mike and within the audience about whether and how many startups can succeed, what success means, whether net discrimination-net neutrality will affect that, and whether Canadians are cool. (Okay, no one disagreed about that last one.)
Aside: By the way, everyone who's asking about my (Derek's) laptop stand, it's one of these XT Stands.
- CouchSurfing is a community of 90,000 users for swapping places to stay, and it accidentally ate itself yesterday.
- Web 2.0 is *not* a non-monetizable echo chamber. But what will work?
- What 1 in 10 will succeed?
- Digg is becoming the size of the New York Times.
- YouTube and MySpace have certainly made the jump into the mainstream.
- Net neutrality - what will happen with that?
- Was YouTube lucky or smart?
- Derek - it's not all about the big IPO, you can make money selling to specific markets, who will pay real money, not all about advertising.
- "Network discrimination" might be a better term than "net neutrality."
- Mike: focus on the successful ones, never mind all the Digg clones.
- What is success? Making money, and making the Internet a better place to hang out.
- Mike: "Don't use my own facts against me."
- Chris: Do you want to argue about soccer or net discrimination?