In a world where we’re increasingly tethered to our phones, those of us who believe in social media as a force for good rather than intrusion find something reassuring about using technology as a way to facilitate human contact.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ — Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:02:48 -0800

In an unusual keynote speech at South by Southwest Interactive, SCVNGR founder Seth Priebatsch captivated the crowd with examples on how game mechanics can.
http://mashable.com/ — Sat, 12 Mar 2011 14:28:12 -0800

By now, even if you’re not at SXSW, you’re likely sick of SXSW. Why? Because every other damn tweet is about SXSW. I’m here, and tweeting about it, and I’m sick of it. But luckily Lanyrd has created the perfect extension. …
http://techcrunch.com/ — Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:11:41 -0800

What the CES or the Mobile World Congress is to gadgets SXSW is to apps. I am amazed by not only the number of apps that are launching, but by how prepared attendees are to try new apps out. Mobile-focused development has reached a …
http://gigaom.com/ — Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:01:52 -0800

We at SXSW are inspired by our attendees’ quick action and thoughtfulness. Our thoughts are with those affected by this horrible disaster and we encourage everyone to do what they can to get the word out and help relief efforts in Japan …
http://www.sxsw.com/music/news/more — Sat, 12 Mar 2011 12:45:00 -0800

Angel investor and 500Startups founder Dave McClure took to the stage during the Lean Startup Day at SXSW — his presentation centered around startup metrics.
http://www.centernetworks.com/ — Sat, 12 Mar 2011 12:34:51 -0800

Speculation as to which app will be the most used at SXSW this year is already well under way. No doubt, this is a question that is dominating any number of conversations among reporters, investors and start-ups, and is certainly a …
http://techcrunch.com/ — Sat, 12 Mar 2011 11:36:52 -0800

My first visit to Austin for its annual South By South West Interactive festival was as an invited panelist in a conversation on women and startups—more specifically, where are they? And how can we make sure the numbers grow?
http://blogs.forbes.com/meghancasserly/ — Sat, 12 Mar 2011 11:25:31 -0800