I've been "exclusive" with Siri since we began our relationship almost two years ago. I was faithful. I'd ask her questions, and she'd answer. And I was smitten. But then -- the world kept getting more complicated, and she just wasn't keeping up.
I've been a fan of Yahoo since the beginning of time (or at least since Web history began). I've always thought of it as being a media company. Today, Yahoo is being led by the first CEO with real media chops in a very long time.
These groups of thought leaders are blogging, tweeting, meeting, and plugging in to social media with innovation and enthusiasm that in many ways surpasses many of the media organizations that I know well.
The idea of SXSW as a metaphor for the growth and overwhelming abundance of the web is more than apt. No matter how you cut it, the volume of panels, talks, conversations, parties, gatherings, bands, and food trucks is hard to manage.
There are pages and pages of these. I'm not going to name the chain, because I hope that as a careful customer you're searching Yelp, CitySearch, Google Reviews -- or any of the many sites that invite consumer feedback.