Webby Awards: Wrap-up & Slides

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Webby AwardsSo last night I was at the German Webby Awards event in Berlin. (Thanks to Upside, the agency that serves as the German Webby ambassador, for inviting me as a speaker. Also, thanks to David!) What the Webby Awards do these days is branching out internationally. A logical step, if you ask me.

So how was it?

Bar Tausend Bar Tausend

With Bar Tausend, we had a great, very stylish location (see above). Picked remotely from New York, as far as I’ve heard. Extra props. It was packed and cozy. More agency folks than I had expected, it seemed like not many of the real web folks were around. Or maybe I’m mistaken, it just seemed that not many folks got my reference to IT Crowd

Eric Wahlforss of Soundcloud, Gabriel Yoran of aka-aki and Youyoung Lee of unlike.net all gave awesome presentations. Eric even managed to speak to folks from the future and brought back some wisdom – not bad!

For completeness’ sake I included my slides below. I spoke about Memes in Meatspace. What a great excuse to put on a lot of LOLCatz! Please note that they won’t make much sense without text, but at least so it won’t hurt much that the presentation is in German.

In the original version, clicking that last NOOB button would’ve taken the audience here to demonstrate how memes mutate to keep spreading. (Be warned: Click at your own risk.)

By the way, the awesome images, mainly the NOOB button, but also the “Teh Internets” image, were created by Goopymart. Plenty of geeky awesomeness there.

All in all: Good fun!