Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category
After McDonald’s co-opted the Keep Austin Weird slogan, I appeared on FOX News to discuss the importance of supporting local businesses. You can read the full blog post about McDonald’s “Keep Fries Weird” campaign and learn more about locally-sourced burgers in Austin.
Watch the video (courtesy of KTBC-Fox):
Phew! I’ve finally recovered from SXSW Interactive AND Music festivals, and have been going non-stop getting establish here in Austin.
It was such a whirlwind of a week. By far the highlight was the Perez Hilton Party. Not only did the line-up include some of my current favorite artists like Kanye West, Yelle, Ladyhawke, and Solange, but my feeling of joy was immortalized in the New York Times by photographer Josh Haner.
New York nightlife and photography blog Last Night’s Party also shot a photo of me at that show. Check it:
On a side note: Kanye’s current album is full of so much emotion. Yes, it has its moments of cold and distant, but there is always a human soul in the music that is crying out to be loved. He has put so much energy into his performances, how could I not rock out? So, as a bonus, I leave you with photos I took from my iPhone.
Feel free to check out the full Flickr set with pictures of other performers from that night, including Little Boots, Solange, Yelle and Kid Cudi.
Last week, Hannah Smith, journalism student at the University of Oregon, interviewed Chris about Twitter and its uses for PR. Hannah posted the resulting podcast on her blog, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love PR. Hannah did an amazing job on the Podcast. She asks some insightful questions and her intro and outros rocked!
Hannah, thanks for having me on your show!
Last night, Marie and I met with MG Siegler from VentureBeat to watch “Iron Man” at the TechCrunch screening. On our way out, we ran into Robert Scoble. Watch as we all review the movie.
I had a lot of fun at the Web 2.0 Expo. It was great meeting Twitter friends both new and old. For those who couldn’t make it, I posted some of me geeking out at various locations throughout the week. Enjoy!
“Simeon, Jenn and Chris” by Damien Howley — At the Netvibes party
“Forrester’s Groundswell Party: Geoff Livingston and Chris Lynn” (CC) Brian Solis, www.briansolis.com, bub.blicio.us.
By Kristen Nicole, Mashable — At the Engage.com party
“Web 2.0 Crawl Wired @Nova: Chris Lynn and Lee Odden” (CC) Brian Solis, www.briansolis.com, bub.blicio.us.
“Popular corner at the netvibes party” by Damien Howley — At the Netvibes party
By Majorie Kase, Schwaggin Wagon — at the W for afterhours
by Pete Cashmore, Mashable — At the W for After Hours