I am posting a short video below that I took over dinner at Truluck’s in Austin with Dave Evans’ version of the Metrics Panel at SXSW (link has expired). Apparently, the panel members were taking a little too long to get to the point for many audience members, who were communicating via Twitter. Read some actual quotes from the back channel audience conversations.
It’s graphic evidence of how fast and dramatically the balance of power is being re-weighted in favor of the recipients of information as compared to the disseminators. Heck, we are all busy; it’s not hard to understand the “just get to the facts” attitude that is prevalent at least at tech conferences.