Justin Smith has been busy at GSP East, best of all he’s blogged it all! Here are Justine’s Live Notes from the event (recent entries listed on top):
Caroline McCarthy delves into Wednesday morning’s Facebook panel and how Facebook proposes to offer “a “richer” and more dynamic experience.”
Speaking to the developer-heavy audience at the small conference were senior platform manager Dave Morin, program manager Josh Elman, product manager Ruchi Sanghvi, and director of platform product marketing Benjamin Ling.
Attention: social app developers!
Got a cool new social app you want to demo in front of hundreds of social networking geeks, marketers, VCs & press?
Enter your awesome social app for Facebook, Bebo, MySpace, Hi5, Friendster, Orkut, or other social networking platforms in the AppNite Demo contest @ Graphing Social Patterns East (DC, June 9-11) and you could win a *fabulous* prize! (ed: not all prizes are “fabulous”.)
The GSP East AppNite Demo Contest features 10 awesome developers doing lightning-fast 5-minute live demos, with prizes for the 2 best apps (as determined by audience vote). Developers may enter their apps in one of two categories:
* Facebook-compatible apps (Facebook, Bebo)
* OpenSocial-compatible apps (MySpace, Hi5, Orkut, Friendster, Ning)
Five apps from each category will be selected to present at AppNite, and the top app in each category will win a Dash Express two-way Internet-connected GPS navigation device.
NOTE: all developers who apply for AppNite can get a discount code for 50% off normal conference registration fee. see entry form for details.read more
Select sessions from GSP West are going up on blip.tv. Check out Charlene Li’s kick-off presentation:
If you’re thinking of heading over to GSP East, this footage should give you a pretty good idea of the kinds of content and people you’ll encounter.read more
Allen Hurff, SVP Engineering at MySpace, Adam Nash, Senior Director at LinkedIn, Watercooler’s Justin Smith, Lance Tokuda of RockYou, and Nick O’Neill of Social Times have all signed on to speak at Graphing Social Pattern’s east coast debut. Program chair Dave McClure is still putting the finishing touches on the schedule, and it’s beginning to shape up nicely.read more
A panel discussion at GSP West with Ian Kennedy (MyBlogLog), Bret Taylor (FriendFeed), Kevin Marks (Google) and David Recordon (Six Apart) on the rollout of shared activity streams as part of the latest revolution in social networks .read more
While at GSP West, Dan Farber interviewed Google’s David Glazer after his conference presentation:
The first wave of applications built on Google’s OpenSocial APIs is set for liftoff in the next few weeks as MySpace, Orkut, and Hi5 make the final push to release their software. I spoke with David Glazer, director of engineering at Google, at the Graphing Social Patterns conference, who told me that it’s “pizza time” for the developers, meaning they are putting in long hours to deliver the apps sooner than later.
“My head hurts from a full day of geeky wonkery in San Diego, at O’Reilly Media’s overlapping conferences, Graphing Social Patterns West and its ETech or Emerging Technology Conference,” writes Kara Swisher. Her article includes a video she shot during the conferences featuring GSP program chair Dave McClure and O’Reilly Media CEO Tim O’Reilly.read more
Fritz Nelson reports and shoots from ETech, including some footage from GSP’s AppNite and Tim O’Reilly’s keynote presentation:
O’Reilly’s ETech (Emerging Technology) Conference features a smaller conference called Graphing Social Patterns (GSP) which dives deeply into the social networking phenomenon. GSP runs straight through to AppNite, a demo contest for developers. AppNite featured both educational and silly games, but a few gems emerged, both on the purely personal side and the business side.
GSP speaker Jeremiah Owyang posted some thoughts on the Facebook discussions here at GSP: “Most of the presentations this morning have been very developer focused, I’m covering Graphing Social from the Web Strategists’ perspective: Web decision makers in corporate.”read more
“Companies look to help developers make money from apps created for the social networks,” writes Heather Havenstein. “MySpace Inc. and Facebook Inc. today separately announced plans to make it easier for developers to earn money from applications that they build and lob at users of the popular social networks.”read more
Clint Boulton weighs in on Charlene Li’s GSP keynote:
Forrester Research’s Charlene Li, who has become the poster analyst for social networking technologies, offered some interesting prognostications on where the space is heading at the Graphing Social Patterns in San Diego this morning.
“Ben Ling, director of product marketing for the Facebook platform, gave a brief peek of the upcoming profile page update and outlined Facebook’s vision at Graphing Social Patterns conference, writes Dan Farber on his Outside the Lines blog. “The new profile page will combine the Wall and Minifeed, and additional tabs have been added to showcase users’ favorite apps.”read more
Over on GigaOM, Janko Roettgers posted an interview with GSP opener Charlene Li:
Forrester Research analyst Charlene Li, the first keynote speaker of the two-day Graphing Social Patterns West conference that started today in San Diego, said that if she held the keys to the Facebook empire, she would make the social graph open. “Not just the applications,” she told me, “but I would make it Facebook everywhere.” Her comments were part of a one-on-one conversation following her keynote, during which she laid out what social networks would look like 10 years from now.
Nick O’Neill has some thoughts on two of this morning’s GSP presentations:
Dan Farber reported on Charlene Li’s morning presentation here at GSP:
The social Web is spawning more than millions of widgets, applications, and people connections. It is also has its own themed conference. Graphing Social Patterns got under way today in San Diego with a keynote by Charlene Li of Forrester Research on the future of social networks.
Dan is also speaking at GSP this afternoon.read more
Alex Nesbitt has posted notes on Charlene Li’s presentation, which opened GSP West this morning:
Charlene speaks about her kids and how they are setting up online playdates. Meet at such and such a site at this time etc. I know this too. My son does exactly this on Runescape.
Next Monday night at GSP West, ten awesome developers will be presenting lightning-fast five-minute demos. Will you be among them?
It’s not too late to enter your app(s) in one of two categories: Facebook-compatible (Facebook, Bebo) or OpenSocial-compatible (MySpace, Hi5, Orkut, Friendster, Ning).
Five apps from each category will be selected to present at AppNite, and the top app in each category, as determined by audience vote, will win a new Apple MacBook Air portable.
Extra bonus: ALL developers who apply to enter AppNite get a discount code for 50% off registration fees for GSP West.read more
Dave McClure, the program chair for Graphing Social Patterns, sent a note around that Justin Smith, a blogger at InsideFacebook.com, has just posted an entry about GSP and the panel he’s moderating:
I will be moderating the Designing Viral Apps: Engineering the Viral Loop panel, and will be joined by Andrew Chen (entrepreneur), Blake Commagere (Mogad), Jia Shen (RockYou), and David Gentzel (SocialMedia). It should be a fantastic panel for those looking to hear from some of the top thinkers on viral app development.
Check out the GSP schedule for more info on Justin’s panel as well as the other excellent sessions at the show.read more
Okay social networkers, start your engines…the whistle has blown and registration is now open for Graphing Social Patterns West 2007:
This is an interesting article that references the Graphing Social Patterns:
The Graphing Social Patterns conference earlier this month explored multiple aspects of the FB and social networking phenomenon. Coming up this week is SNAP (Social Network Application Platform), a one-day conference focusing on the Facebook platform and beyond.
Tom discusses a recent presentation at the Graphing Social Patterns conference:
He also says that Facebook will not be the dominant social network, he predicts different social sites for people’s different interests. He was speaking at the recent “Graphing Social Patterns”conference organised by Dave McClure.