Postiecon sets an example for…tech conferences?

The most interesting thing about the speaker list for Postiecon is not that Robert Scoble is the keynote.

For all the grief I and others have given PayPerPost, the service that pays people to blog about its advertisers, it seems that the company is in a position to turn the wagging finger back on its critics. Yes, many of the same people who say that PayPerPost runs counter to all that is good about blogging and degrades the blogosphere and its Posties in the process, are the ones who always lament the preponderance of white guy speakers at conferences. And yet Postiecon features a speaker list that has more women than men and more overall diversity than you’ll typically find at tech/social media conferences. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but good for PayPerPost.

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2 Responses to “Postiecon sets an example for…tech conferences?”


  1. 1 marc April 23, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    I was somewhat skeptical when I first heard of PayPerPost; however, I think it’s being done the right way. They insist on publishers fully disclosing the arrangement and they also steer away from blogs that are full of paid content…instead looking for a balance of regular posts in with the paid features.

    I was prepared to give it a try… registered and looked at the offers but in the end didn’t feel that it was a good fit for my blog.

  2. 2 consensusblog April 24, 2007 at 2:42 am

    At this point, Marc, I find it hard to get riled up by PayPerPost. I think they were shamed into the mandatory disclosure, but as long as it’s there…It’s not going to win any gold stars from me, but I think the blogosphere will survive ;-) . And that Ted Murphy is such an earnest goof ball, it’s almost endearing.


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