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  • 09:33:33 pm on March 15, 2010 | 0
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    Lackluster Twitter CEO keynote leads many to bail

    AUSTIN, Texas–It’s hard to believe, given the power Twitter wields at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival here, but not half an hour into his keynote address, people are walking out on Twitter CEO Evan Williams.

    Perhaps it’s because Williams announced the news everyone wanted to hear–the @Anywhere platform–right at the outset of the talk. But more likely it’s because, as much as everyone here loves Twitter, Williams simply is not the most engaging speaker.

    And the slow leaking out of people from the giant exhibit hall at the Austin Convention Center where Williams is being interviewed on stage by Havas Media Lab director Umair Haque belies the energy that was evident before the talk began. Indeed, volunteers essentially had to close the doors to the hall a few minutes before the start time because just about every seat in the room was full, and there was still a line of people waiting to get in.

    read more http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20000486-52.html

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