Step back from the coding coalface, mount your steed and join Keir Moffatt on an adventure into the digital wilderness. Yeehaw!
This talk was delivered at Web Dev Conference 2012 in Bristol, UK.
WILD WILD WEB
The following talk contains an
unashamedly brutal massacre of
Those of a nervous literary
disposition may wish to leave.
The WILD WILD WTF?
“...the story of the creation and defense of communities,
the use of the land, the development of markets,
and the formation of states.”
“It is a tale of conquest, but also one of survival,
persistence, and the merging of peoples and cultures...”
Pace of change, pace of development
Infinite possibilities & opportunities
Domains, usernames, apps & acquisitions
App Store: Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Apps!
Kickstarter: Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Ideas!
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs...
Duels, debates & debacles
Honour, ego & etiquette
Why is everyone so hostile?!
“Twitter is often like a verbal drive-by” @markboulton
LAW & ORDER
Copyright & piracy: Obsolete laws?
How private are our privates?
Freedom of speech & social media
“...patent farce is a tragedy for creative humanity”
The rise of ‘hacktivism’
Disenfranchised society, corrupt governance
Anonymous: Unlikely heroes
Napster, WikiLeaks, Assange, Kim Dotcom
The Pirate Bay: Invincible Cloud Torrents?
The GOOD The BAD & The UGLY
6 degrees + Facebook
1000 to 8000 to 15,000
National & International Press
£1000+ for Marie Curie via JustGiving
It's Alive! (a Social Media beast)
Fan artwork, flash mobs, HK CGI, pr0n...
The power of Social Media?
Into The SUNSET
What *is* the web...?
A digital frontier; The Great Unknown
Pioneers - to boldly code...
Evolving how we think, behave & interact
Too fast? “...Jusqu'ici tout va bien…”
Credits: Red Dead Redemption screenshots/wallpapers
Used for educational purposes