Last friday I had already shared my expectations about Upload Lisboa. It’s now sunday and I can say I had a number of happy surprises.
I was happy because we talked a bit about the web I love so much. That place built for people to share and collaborate. Molly’s presentation on content that is in fact useful and relevant for people really struck a chord with the audience. And later, Stephen’s presentation was an important complement to that message. For both, the cornerstone was that the web is about creating relationships.
Having been to the last 3 editions of Upload Lisboa, and having helped organise the first one, I can say that this one shows Facebook is losing it’s shine. It was no longer present in such a prominent way has passed editions. The case studies presented are now focused on other channels; the crisis communication examples we saw began on search engines, blogs or twitter; the good examples of communication were about brands trying to connect to customers in real-time and with a human voice.
And yes, we talked about blogs. I had a small live blog running, showing the twitter and instagram feed for the #uplx2014 tag. Part of that page was editorial content, top tweets I picked because they grasped the heart of the discussion.
Facebook is by no means dead, nor does it look like it’s dying anytime soon. But it wasn’t on Facebook that the conversation took place and relationships were built.
I have seen this happen too often, events and conferences go by and then all that information is lost in the web. So I am listing the presentations I can find as well as other links. If you know of anything that should be added to this list, please let me know in the comments.
<a href=kwame_upload-conference.pdf">Big data vs Little data and the rise of Cloud Memory
Online Paid Media
Putting the X into Content Marketing
Online crisis management slides:
Photo above is courtesy of Joana Sousa.
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