Dave Winer, “None of you guys get it. We are not voters. We are taxpayers. We go to work. We die in those wars.”
Dave Winer, “We are not eyeballs. We are not at the bottom and you are not at the top.”
Dave, “EXample, Channel9 at Microsoft. By giving engineers inside Microsoft a chance to be seen by people outside, it changes their “world.” ”
Dave, “Blogs are changing the world.”
Christopher Lydon now talking about his site Blogging of the President: 2004.
Matt Gross, “the Dean campaign was seminal–it was a beginning. Why didn’t the blogs get us votes? They did get us votes.”
Dan, “I want to go back to getting the electorate better informed.”
Side Note: rather disappointing that no one from the Bush campaign could come to bloggercon
Oliver Willis, “Citizens want to be marketed to. that’s what campaign blogs look like. ‘Here are some pictures, the other guy sucks, vote for me.’ ”
Micah Sifry, “The problem with the web is that you have to know you’re interested to find stuff there.”
Micah, “We’re back to Bigfoot politics–debates that won’t be debates. I’m not interested in how blogs can market candidates. I want to knwo how we can have input, how we can hold candidates accountable. That moment seems to have passed.
Dan, “I wonder if anybody who keeps a blog today could ever go on to run for president” [lots of laughter]
This session about to wrap up – more to come….