What’s been going on the past months

I’ve been blogging quite rarely lately. I’m not dead, I just don’t enjoy blogging for the moment.

However, I’ve been working a lot, more structured than normally. To get you readers up to date to what I’ve done the past few months:

  • A lot of work on Flattr. The company got seed funded and now have a couple of employees, and a nice office in Malmö, although I don’t live there anymore. 🙁
  • I had a Keynote at Radio Days Europe in Copenhagen. It was very interesting to talk to the radio world about the future for their medium. They focus too much on the distribution being a part of the medium which it shouldn’t be.
  • I was interviewed by ARTE (DE/FR television) about Flattr and how youth see the net, for the show Youropa.
  • Spoke at the Startup weekend in Lund (SE), arranged by the university.
  • I spoke in Germany at a couple of events. The biggest ones: Re:publica 10 and Next 10. How come all german events have the year in them?
  • Had a small video greet to Vänsterpartiet in Sweden for their annual assembly.
  • Participated in a debate in London (UK) arranged by the British Music Experience – with (amongst others) the heads of EMI and Ifpi. It’s always annoying being the only foreigner in an event in Brittain, because of their superior language skill of course. And my english is not that bad.
  • Der Spiegel (DE newspaper) visited Flattr for a few days.
  • Was featured on Swedish Radio P3 in the program “Sunday with Saman“. Two hours (!) of chit-chat. Omg.
  • Media Evolution did a small interview for their web cast.
  • Wrote two chapters on my book
  • Spoke at the European Union Parliament in Brussels (BE), in a conference about the financing of culture in the future.
  • Went to Hacknight 2 (SE) and held a keynote. I had almost no time that day so I had to arrive really early and leave quickly afterwards, but it was a really nice event.
  • I was in Paris (FR) and did a presentation/q&a about culture and financing. Sounds boring, but it was very nice!
  • London (UK) again – at the #activate2010 summit arranged by The Guardian. I participated in two events, one panel and one presentation. The panel was with (amongst others) Aleks Krotoski who did “The virtual revolution” series on BBC (which everybody should see!), David Cavallo from One Laptop Per Child,  someone from Virgin Media (they sponsored – I didn’t feel he had anything to add to the panel) and lots of cool kids. The presentation was about activism. I also got the chance to annoy Eric Schmidt (CEO of Google) about why they do not tend to spend more time/money for helping search engines rights on the net – but he totally avoided to answer.

Usually I would have done more events, but I’ve told myself to travel less and eat healthier. At least one of those things worked out!

I’ll blog again when I start feeling I matter enough to do so. Take care!


#1 Hans on 07.06.10 at 00:15

When you matter enough? Det är klart att du gör det! En bättre talesperson för pirater har nog världen knappast skådat. Synd att du inte syns så mycket i Sverige. Fast det kanske är självvalt.. Vad vet jag? 🙂

Ta hand om dig, back at ya. Hare gött!

#2 Gale on 07.07.10 at 08:56

Wow, you have been really busy! Hope you feel up to blogging again soon!