post-LeWeb posts: author Paulo Coelho

by ornit on 9/01/2009

Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho discusses creativity, writing, copyrights, online communities and user collaboration. Excerpts from an interview by Loic Le Meur and Cathy Brooks at LeWeb 08.



LeWeb ’08

by ornit on 1/01/2009

LeWeb ’08 from start to finish by Loic and Geraldine Le Meur:


a face-to-facebook w/Dave Morin

by ornit on 10/12/2008

During LeWeb08 I sat for a brief chat with Dave Morin, Senior Platform Manager at Facebook. In the following two clips, he discusses Facebook’s vision of an open social web and ‘friending’ a la Facebook:




LeWeb08 – Day 2

by ornit on 10/12/2008

Creative Commons Chairman Joi Ito on copyright issues and the emergence of Creative Commons standards regarding content sharing and remixing on the web:?
TechCrunch founder and co-editor Michael Arrington on TechCrunch and tech journalism:


e-Greetings from author Paulo Coelho

by ornit on 9/12/2008

Just met renowned author Paulo Coelho at LeWeb 08 in Paris, where he discussed his writing, and sharing and remixing his creative work online with Cathy Brooks and Loic LeMeur. His latest collaborative projects The Experimental Witch Project is posted on MySpace, as is this inspirational message from him to Cyber Sapiens:


Connecting and falling in love in the digital age

by ornit on 9/12/2008

A clip from an interview with Dr. Helen Fisher, Researcher of Biological Anthropology at Rutgers University and author of Why Him? Why Her?, following her LeWeb08 talk titled Lust, Romance, Attachment: The Drive to Love:


LeWeb08 – Day 1

by ornit on 9/12/2008

This year’s theme is Love. Rutgers’ researcher and member of its member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Helen Fisher, spoke about Why We Love, and later in an interview said that the human brain has not changed and that the Internet has not changed our primary human emotional capabilities of falling in love in the digital age.


Why Love? Why LeWeb?

by ornit on 24/11/2008

Why love? On his recent Seesmic post Loic Le Meur explains why was love chosen as the theme for LeWeb08:Why LOVE is @leweb theme this yearnrelated blog post
Why LeWeb? In an interview at TechCrunch50 last September, he explained why LeWeb is a blogosphere Mecca:


Net Thinkers

by ornit on 7/11/2008

John Palfrey, co-author of Born Digital on the Digital Natives generation:

David Weinberger, author of Everything is Miscellaneous, on Net lingo:

Jonathan Zittrain, author of The Future of The Internet on the future of social media:

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Twitter (not in so many words)

by ornit on 30/10/2008

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service, that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia):

Twitter moments with @misc (above) and @Pistachio (below):