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davegray’s Tweets from the 2009 TOC Conference

Overnight, Feb 9, 8:30

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chrisbrogan: Ridiculously giddy about getting the chance for coffee with @davegray of Xplane fame. Fan of his since 2005. #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 10:45

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davegray: Goal of google book search: make book pages as easy to find as web pages #toc

davegray: Nobody wakes up in the morning and says "platforms! I need another one of those." #toc

davegray: Seems like the google book search guy wants to make publishers feel comfortable and see book search as book marketing. #toc

davegray: Audience asking google guy to explain what an Api is -- sheesh, some publishers have a long way to go #toc

davegray: Google guy: mobile devices are walled gardens #toc

TOCConNow: by @davegray: Audience asking google guy to explain what an Api is -- sheesh, some publishers have a long way to go #toc

davegray: @dermotcasey maybe it's you who are misunderstanding me. Tweeting lots of opinions here at #toc not all of which are my oqm

davegray: @rahafharfoush tweeting a lot of peoples thoughts, don't always agree just tweetimg things I find interesting at #toc

davegray: All these business models are colliding but to consumers it's just a big nuisance called DRM #toc

davegray: Let's get over it. As kevin Kelly said, the Web is a big copying machine. If you put something on the web it's going to get copied #toc

davegray: Google guy: it's not me it's the algorithm. If you want better results build a better website #toc

davegray: @dkachman try the #toc website under cory doctorow

davegray: Book purchases off of google book search are relatively independent of when the book was published #toc

davegray: Scientific journals taking in more money due to google search OMG don't get me started on open access #toc

davegray: 99% of Springer books on google book search have been clicked. 89% have been bought #toc

davegray: @Notink true. Also we might get sued. My only point is that when you make things public to the world it's part of the game #toc

davegray: Running community online is an enormously valuable skill and one that I'm not very good at #toc dan gillmor

Sessions, Feb 10, 11:35

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MatchesMalone: RT @davegray: Nobody wakes up in the morning and says "platforms! I need another one of those." #toc

MatchesMalone: RT @davegray: Audience asking google guy to explain what an Api is -- sheesh, some publishers have a long way to go #toc

MatchesMalone: RT @davegray: Google guy: it's not me it's the algorithm. If you want better results build a better website #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 1:40

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davegray: Archivists of the future looking at "born digital" texts have a lot to contend with, literally thousands of versions #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 2:30

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redesign: @davegray Whose presentation is that at #toc? My eBooks report recommends sci publishers open content to web index. MOST have not!

Jeff Jarvis Keynote, Feb 10, 4:03

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davegray: Put out your idea when it's half done, when it's half-baked #toc

thr61: @davegray @daviddurand -- fascinating watching your parallel tweets from #toc. The trick will be to see if you can actually meet.

davegray: Jeff jarvis author of "what would google do" at #toc

davegray: "I didn't eat my own dog food because the dog's gotta eat" jeff jarvis #toc

Sarah Lloyd Keynote, Feb 10, 4:21

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davegray: Books an the ideas in them need to get google juice #toc

KimFalconer: @davegray What does that actually mean? google juice #toc

davegray: It's the links that point to content add value. More links = more value. So how do we get more links into books? #toc

davegray: Those that are closest to good die first -- newspapers, magaZines etc. Who's next? #toc

paddaniels: RT @davegray: It's the links that point to content add value. More links = more value. So how do we get more links into books? #toc

DavidDurand: @davegray Guess you may know Tim Roy, he thinks maybe we should say hello. Should we get a drink at the reception? #toc

davegray: The publishing chain is changing from a linear one to a circular one #toc

davegray: Today the pace of change is completely giddying. Over the weekend two things in my presentation became wrong #toc

davegray: @eekim dunno yet speaker told us to watch for them. She wants to keep us awake #toc

davegray: @eekim I think the kindle is one, she had a photo of it in one of her slides #toc

davegray: While were scrabbling about with DRM, Google is providing a simpler solution #toc

davegray: Publishing into a network is publishingbinto a shared space. The challenge is to work with the network and not against it #toc

davegray: Content isn't king, conversation is .. cory Doctorow #toc

davegray: @victorcab speaker here at #toc

davegray: Let's face it publishers have never been good at technology, and we're absolute rubbish at working together #toc

bobcarlton: RT @davegray: 50% of Africans own a mobile phone. In Africa people spend 30-70% of their income on their mobile phones #toc

Jason Fried Keynote, Feb 10, 5:00

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KimFalconer: @davegray okay, I know Cory :) He's my Little Brother...or I'm his little sister. We're both with HarperCollins Voyager. What's #TOC ?

davegray: @victorcab try Sarah Lloyd her blog is the digitalist #toc

davegray: Here comes Jason fried #toc

davegray: Story of how we made 500k on a book and another 500k repurppsing it into other things #toc

davegray: We tried to identify what our byproducts were #toc

davegray: A million dollars is still a ok of money .. Jason fried #toc

davegray: Email works for about a second and them it's a mess #toc

davegray: A couple of idiots can make a million bucks because they don't want to work with publishers and they want to control the content #toc

davegray: "I would pay for that" -- Jason fried #toc

Lightning Demos, Roundtables, Feb 10, 7:30

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orian: RT @davegray: Why can't you see the directors cut of a book? #toc

saleemkhan: RT @davegray DRM is always broken. It's all cost and no benefit #toc2009 #toc #corydoctorow

Breakfast, Feb 11, 7:45

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redesign: RT @davegray: Content isn't king, conversation is .. cory Doctorow #toc And is conversation just a kingly path to Connection?

Neelan Choksi Keynote, Feb 11, 8:54

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davegray: Top uses of stanZa iPhone ereader: 31% in bed, 29% on bus/train, 13% in waiting areas, 11% at home, 5% at work #toc

davegray: Biggest mistakes have been due to friction. Every time we reduced friction, where'd in sales, usability, etc., our numbers have gone up #toc

Nick Bilton Keynote, Feb 11, 9:18

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davegray: @shassinger oh yes I think that was on with the commuters (bus, train) but I could be wrong. I know he mentioned airplanes #toc

davegray: Announcement of the telephone predicted that people would never leave their houses again #toc

davegray: No matter what you do it's all storytelling -- and today everyones a storyteller #toc

davegray: Nick sees over 100k links in a day #toc

davegray: Vast majority of links clicked (80%) are referred through social network #toc

davegray: Death of paper? Nick says no #toc

davegray: Next generation will not be willing to wait for anything, they want immediacy #toc

davegray: IM and SMS culture is a hybrid form of comm. I have to say LOL because people can't see me #toc

davegray: Our language isn't deteriorating it's a hybrid form #toc

davegray: Printing press changed everything, for the first time the printed page is entering a new medium #toc

davegray: Let's make a blog! Let's not. #toc

davegray: There are lots of ways to share things online #toc

DavidDurand: @davegray #toc I often bring that up because people get excited about printing, and forget the previous 3 millennia of scrolls/clay/stone

davegray: Put the pieces together as they make sense. Video, text, comments etc. Should not be siloed #toc

davegray: The editors still decide the stories but their decisions are more influenced by readers than ever before #toc

davegray: OH it was the first time I ever gave a presentation to the top of peoples heads #toc

Tim O'Reilly Keynote, Feb 11, 9:48

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robotech_master: Lots of audience twittering at the TOC: RT @davegray: OH it was the first time I ever gave a presentation to the top of peoples heads #TOC

davegray: http://twitpic.com/1fl6l - Tim O'reilly takes the stage #toc

davegray: Lament for the passing of beautiful things #toc

davegray: New things are coming, we are at tv beginning of something fantastic #toc

davegray: Billions of people are coming out of poverty -- their brains are coming online #toc

davegray: We are building a global intelligence network. We can't possibly imagine where the internet is going to take us #toc

davegray: Already the Internet has publish more pages than in all the books that have ever been printed #toc

thewritermama: RT @davegray: We are building a global intelligence network. We can't possibly imagine where the internet is going to take us #toc

davegray: Stimulus watch let's you look at every line of the stimulus package #toc

davegray: Forget specs. We live in a world where you have an idea and you build it the next day #toc

hirechelsea: Forget specs. We live in a world where you have an idea and you build it the next day #toc (via @davegray)

hirechelsea: We are building a global intelligence network. We can't possibly imagine where the internet is going to take us #toc (via @davegray)

davegray: First time I've seen tim O'reilly talk in person -- he's an inspiring speaker #toc

Lunch, Feb 11, 12:35

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davegray: Henk van drunen: the cost is not in the content, it's in the adaptation of the content to the new media #toc

davegray: Henk: if the medium is the message, then adaptation to new media means recreating content form scratch #toc

hirechelsea: RT: @davegray Henk van drunen: the cost is not in the content, it's in the adaptation of the content to the new media #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:00

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davegray: NYT panel on the future of news #toc

davegray: Jeff jarvis: there's no reason the publishing industry could not have done what google did -- but industries tend to protect their past #toc

davegray: A lot of really big companies out there could not handle the amount of data we (NYT) have #toc

davegray: Someone quoting clay shirky "it's now possible to so things because of love" #toc

davegray: Forging the communities can come first. One a community has been established you can fond a way to support the activity. #toc

davegray: The idea of forming a relationship with your audience is what drives micropatronage #toc

davegray: Jeff jarvis "there will be destruction" #toc

asimone: @davegray Ne'er a wiser word has been spoken. RT: "Do what you do best and link to the rest" #toc

davegray: Cory Doctorow: I'm wondering what a news organiZation would look like if it were designed from the bottom up to be linked to #toc

davegray: Cory: the business modelbis that every canonical thing that happened in the century would be housed on your site, ad supported #toc

davegray: Cory: make a promise that each unique URL (to a story) will be maintained forever #toc

davegray: Unbundled is a beautiful word that's fallen by the wayside #toc

DavidDurand: @davegray we still talk about unbundling at #tizra, but not everyone gets it.. #toc

davegray: Jarvis: I'm not ready to surrender yet. I still believe there's a market for journalism. Gods work is to figure out the business model #toc

davegray: When the business model (for journalism) shows up it will slap us on the face #toc

davegray: Rebuttal: it may not slap is in the face. We may be starin right now at our own destruction #toc

davegray: Youth today expects most content to be free or at least to have the opportunity to try before they buy #toc

davegray: We know what's breaking but it's hard to see what comes next #toc

MatchesMalone: RT @davegray: Youth today expects most content to be free or at least to have the opportunity to try before they buy #toc

davegray: Newspapers don't sell content they sell advertising. Books sell content. If the content had value people would be willing to pay for it #toc

davegray: http://twitpic.com/1fq5x - Bill westerman working on his preso -- coming up at 3:40! #toc

davegray: Go to google zeitgeist on amy given day and you'll see a lot of news there alongside all the brittney spears #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:50

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davegray: Next: successes and failures in digital publishing (panel) #toc

davegray: http://twitpic.com/1fqg6 - #toc panel. Guy meant to say HP scans but said HP scams. Tee hee

davegray: DC denison @ #toc I wanted to make an ebook from scratch

davegray: 72 hours later my book was for sale on the amazOn store #toc

davegray: Mobipocket also went very smoothly. #toc

davegray: Converting my HTML to PDF was surprisingly a nightmare. #toc

davegray: XML was a lot stricter that I was used to but I came to love the structured, well-formed validated lifestyle that we know as XML #toc

ArdiXIV: RT @davegray: NYT will add QR codes in the next few months #toc

qrcoder: RT @davegray: NYT will add QR codes in the next few months #toc

bookhling: RT @qrcoder: RT @davegray: NYT will add QR codes in the next few months #toc

eqhes: RT: @qrcoder: RT @davegray: NYT will add QR codes in the next few months #toc

davegray: Now that I am working in XML I feel pretty confident that I can port it (my ebook) onto just about any other format #toc DC Denison

davegray: http://twitpic.com/1fqoy - Next up, Andrew Malkin forming norming storming and performing #toc

davegray: Chelsea Green up next #toc

davegray: We had no real sustained growth over time on our website. that needed to change #toc

davegray: "Cory Doctorow says conversation is king, but without the content there's no conversation" #toc

davegray: Original content. If we make it quality and you make it distributable, it will be sucked out onto the vaccuum of the blogosphere #toc

davegray: People are not on facebook to be marketed at. Resist the urge. Yes you are growing your market but thru genuine interactions. #toc

davegray: All Chelsea Green authors can blog on the CG home page about anything they want #toc

davegray: Result: all trends up and steady growth, great PR, building an online community, sales up #toc

buzybee22: @davegray exactly re: FB, it's a reunion, interactive yearbook. Linkedin has no demension,not idea based,no buzz factor likeTwitterFB #toc

Post-Conference, Feb 11, 6:00

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davegray: Really enjoyed #toc and my time in new yawk. Looking forward to a little down time in the Lou this weekend