I wonder if it is hard to follow a guy like Dries at a place like Drupalcon? I guess it isn’t that hard when your name is Clay Shirky or Jared Spool. If you want to watch those keynotes like head to the Drupalcon Live Page.
Clay, who is a writer, prof and new media guy, spoke about social community and how it is changing the way information and awareness is used, moved, and consumed. He spoke about a a political religious incident in Asia somewhere and how a Facebook group brought awareness and stopped the issue. He also spoke about Wikipedia and how it is all community driven.
Then there was Jared Spool, who is hilarious, who spoke about usability of a website. Instead of me explaining it quickly while I’m sitting in a session, go watch the keynotes from the link above.
This is a photo of Jared from someone on Twitter, but the streamed moved so fast I couldn’t see who said it.