“Perhaps for the next conference, we might build a planet or site that could aggregate all the feeds of people’s domains using their categories/tags or other means to create our own version of the Twitter stream?”

Love, love this idea. I definitely see the irony in being so ‘Twitter-inclined’ as a conference while also preaching about privacy, surveillance, accessibility, etc., and I definitely think there’s more we could’ve done/can do to encourage the use of personal domains over tweets. It’s a tough balance though. Eliminating a hashtag in an “attempt to dump Twitter” could arguably close out a lot of our virtual community, which I wouldn’t want either.

You’ve proved it is possible to be remote and have a presence outside of Twitter which I really appreciate– thank you for setting an example, and thanks for sharing your reflections!