European Web Conference Hijacked by Vendors and French Politicans

Le Web 3 in Paris was supposed to be a conference focusing on the impact of web tech on Europeans. Instead it devolved into political grandstanding and egotistical narcissism. Some attendees were so pissed at the content that it actually got them to start blogs.
Tom Morris chronicles the whole mess.
I think this is the pitfall of an ‘unconference’ format for ‘civilians’. It turns into a whole bunch of stick-swinging. And the fact that French presidential candidates attended seemed to make things even worse.






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