If you missed The Next Web 10 conference, don't worry. This Slideshare of the keynote from Frog Design's Adam Richardson about the intersection of the web and the physical world is the next best thing. Other major topics covered at this year's symposium in Amsterdam included cloud computing, Web 2.0, social media, and mobile Web. The event was kicked off by one of the co-creators of millennium's most indispensable technology (ahem, that would be the Internet itself) Robert Cailliau. Don't you almost feel like you were there?
The social media monitoring firm has developed a new software that goes beyond the uniques and click-throughs of Google Analytics. "Audience" gauges a site visitor's worth by following their previous web activity. If they came from a news link, they're going to be cheaper than someone who trolls through multiple blogs and articles about a single topic. And if they commit to filling out profile information, cha-ching!
Not to sound too "Bill and Ted," but Nikola Tesla, the physicist and engineer responsible for great leaps in electrical knowledge, would find our modern phones most excellent. Back in 1909, Tesla had written about the concept of "wireless power" and its future use in sending written messages to devices in an issue of Popular Mechanics. Not quite sure what he would make of "sexting" though.