this is what it looks like in a huge panel discussion

this is a great one about Twitter tools moderated by Guy Kawasaki. Scoble was able to make it on the panel. thank god.

the hashtag is #twittertools

theyre trying to figure out what are the best tools in which to maximize yr twitter experience

and now theyre talking about who could dethrone twitter

the panel thinks facebook could possibly, but probably wont

finally theyre getting around to Google Buzz but even that isnt a huge threat.

foursquare and gowalla is now being talked about.

what i love about these panels is, they are good conversations, but how do you predict these trends? twitter was here as Blogger in ’03 but how could anyone have predicted twitter’s splash in ’06 and dominance today?

so even though its fun to speculate, you cant really see the future of this world because it market really does think outside the box.

who on earth would have thought that a cap at 140 characters, via something americans werent using that much (SMS text messaging) would be The Answer for what was missing in social media?

update: Ev’s Twitter keynote is getting decidedly mixed reviews – i keep telling you hes soft spoken!

two of my favorite people

one works for me, the other works for all of us

mr evan williams and mr mark milian at the Twitter Party at sxsw.

black joe lewis played and were terrific.

so many people wanted to get in, not even Robert Scoble could work his magic

but those of us who were lucky enough to slide in were treated by cool peeps, free beers

and excellent conversations with some of the most powerful people in the internets.

afterwards i followed my nose and found a late nite bbq place and got a brisket sandwich