AUSTIN – On Tuesday, I briefly touched on Twitter founder and CEO Evan Williams’ keynote address at the Interactive conference. But I didn’t really write much about it because, well, it was boring. And I like you all too much to bore you.
As it turns out, I wasn’t the only one non-plussed by the talk. The New York Times Bits blog posted about the discontentment of those in the room, quoting a tweeter who wrote: “There’s a line to get OUT of the @ev keynote.”
The Austin American Statesman also took note of the grumbling and compared the discussion with a 2008 panel featuring Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg fielding inane questions from Business Week columnist Sarah Lacy. (I was at that one, too, and it was truly awful. As in there was almost a riot awful.)
At least Twitter users balanced their rage with wit as they took to the site to ravage the talk. Favorite quote in the NYT post from someone tweeting in the room: “There are hundreds of people in the room. Someone. Anyone. Kanye this keynote and ask Evan a good question.”