Copenhagen’s Reboot is one of a few conferences I would not miss.

This year was the 10th anniversary of the event, and true to the spirit of its theme ‘free’ it ended with a self-organized beer-sharing huddle on the street in front of the afterparty venue.

The town being Copenhagen, and the crowd being Rebooters, the huddle swelled into a full-scale street party that didn’t stop until the police arrived on the scene. (Here’s a video from when it was still relatively early in the night).

In my talk I discussed how activity streams are turning social services into a flow of updates, filtered through people, and tried to show how the concepts of social objects and social peripheral vision can be applied to make sense of this shift.

Reboot is reportedly going to post a video of the talk online some time soon. In the meanwhile, here are the slides:

As usual, the conference was packed with interesting speakers and I didn’t get to listen to half of the people I would have liked to hear. Some highlights included David Weinberger on Babbage, Chris Messina on ‘Free to migrate‘ and Eric Wahlforss and Alex Ljung on their startup Soundcloud.

Also, the talks from Reboot 9 were recently posted online – here’s mine about microblogging and tiny social objects.


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James Whatley
July 10th, 2008 at 2:45 am (#)

Great slide show, thanks for sharing.
One day I’ll actually see you present it!

Mark Jensen
July 10th, 2008 at 6:21 am (#)

Jyri, this was by far the most interesting speech at Reboot. I’m very fond of your thoughts about social objects and peripheral vision, so your example of the Marauder’s Map really set the record straight for me when trying to explain why Jaiku is essential for my everyday life.
Hope to hear you soon again – otherwise, I’ll see you at Reboot11 :)
(Btw, I was the guy who asked the question about the future of Jaiku and talked to you in the hallway by the reception – still hope to get a straight answer soon on what’s to come from Jaiku/Google :)

Alex de Carvalho
July 10th, 2008 at 8:21 am (#)

I’m sorry I missed Reboot this year, I wish I could have gone. Thanks for posting your preso and for the links to the other ones.
“Discovery is becoming social” is spot on. Among other implications, users of social sites need to be able to create their own, ad-hoc groups of friends, so they can filter according to common interests (ie., geography, industry, sports club, etc.). For instance, I might have tons of friends on Facebook, but I’d like to filter the mini-feed according to the discrete groups of friends I’ve set up.
Hope you and your family are well!

Ville Vesterinen
July 11th, 2008 at 11:11 am (#)

Here’s another clip of the fantastic street party in front of the Reboot10 after party venue

Lusty Dome
July 23rd, 2008 at 7:09 pm (#)

Thanks for the slideshow.. I love it.

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