As previously noted, I'm at Microsoft's MIX06 conference right now. Sadly, I can only be here for the day due to scheduling problems.

I just finished the panel discussion ("Web 2.0: Show Me The Money") in which I got to hang out on stage with Tim O'Reilly, Michael Arrington, Adam Trachtenberg, and Royal Farros and talk about all sorts of things around what Web 2.0 is, where money is made, and so on.

The panel seemed to go well. It took a bit of time before the audience started to ask questions, but once they did it never stopped.

The weirdest thing about this conference is that nobody is quite sure who is in the audience. It's not your typical Microsoft conference aimed squarely at developers. It's not quite an O'Reilly Web 2.0 conference. It's just... different. The audience is a real mixed bag and that's okay. It just makes things a bit harder to predict.

I'm anxiously awaiting lots of other postings from attendees so that I get a better sense of what people think and what I'm missing in the next few days.

I tried to find a photo of our panel (I know many people were snapping pics) but don't yet see one on Flickr. At least there isn't one tagged with mix06 yet.

Posted by jzawodn at March 20, 2006 03:36 PM

Reader Comments
# Joe Hunkins said:

You DID have a computer inside that little spiral notebook to post so fast...Great show - that panel would have formed a great stand alone conference.

on March 20, 2006 04:04 PM
# Joe Hunkins said:

PS - I'll have some pix of the panel up tomorrow...

on March 20, 2006 04:46 PM
# Randy H. said:
on March 20, 2006 05:34 PM
# WebMetricsGuru said:

Sounds like MIX06 would have been a good conference to attend, maybe because it was not like any other conference quite.....

I ususally attribute that kind of feeling to some change that is going on - a shift in the industry. I think this year things are beginning to change.

Yahoo is continuing to innovate yet falling behind in search, despite it all; MSN is about to change everything with their new search engine and with the Demographic underpinnings - while Google remains ahead - but is beginning to show it's age.

on March 20, 2006 05:52 PM
# JZ said:

Gr8 Blog Jeremy!

on March 21, 2006 05:33 AM
# Christoph said:

Hey Jeremy, is there any kind of transcript, stream or material available for the panel mentioned above? I could not hop over the ocean for this one but would love to know what has been said.
Thank you in advance

on March 21, 2006 06:44 AM
# Otis Gospodnetic said:

What Web2.0 is... ah, I don't care to rehash this, but I am curious about what you said on the "where the money is made" topic. Like Christoph, I'm interested in a transcript or audio.

on March 21, 2006 07:07 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

I'm not sure. I haven't seen one, but I've been mostly offline for the last day or so...

on March 21, 2006 08:43 PM
# Serge Lescouarnec said:


Do you know of any panel discussions of this type coming up in the New York- New Jersey area.

On a personal note, my blog 'Serge the Concierge' reaches the 1 year mark today.

Take care


on March 22, 2006 12:31 PM
# Christoph said:

I asked the MIX06 Registration Team if this session will be online somewhere and this is the ansert

> The materials will be available on in
> approximately one month.
> Thanks,
> Jason
> Microsoft Mix06 Registration Team

I am still very much interested. Best regards Christoph

on March 23, 2006 12:23 AM
# Mcgill said:

Although I missed out on the live conference but I've sure enjoyed on one above. A sincere request is that it would have been known to many others like me, had you blogged before going to the event :)

on June 25, 2007 10:57 PM
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. My current, past, or previous employers are not responsible for what I write here, the comments left by others, or the photos I may share. If you have questions, please contact me. Also, I am not a journalist or reporter. Don't "pitch" me.


Privacy: I do not share or publish the email addresses or IP addresses of anyone posting a comment here without consent. However, I do reserve the right to remove comments that are spammy, off-topic, or otherwise unsuitable based on my comment policy. In a few cases, I may leave spammy comments but remove any URLs they contain.