I wasn't at Dublin Web Summit 4. Neither was I at the party for "F.ounders" which the Irish government sponsored - the one where a whole load of business owners let their hair down.
I was in Cork & Lahinch Golf Links during the fun & games on Thursday evening & Friday. [A prior commitment to a Twitter golf meeting on the ancient - and fierce - Lahinch course... even though I'd have loved to be in Dublin for the excitement, friends - real buddies matter to me].
But it was great to tune into #DWS4 on Twitter. There are so many great gatherings - all round the world - I feel some sort of Nobel Connection Prize should be awarded to Hashtag.
Using #DWS4 & #F.ounders - I was able to link into some of the content & get a bit of a feel for the energy of the gathering. I got great satisfaction tweeting participants - knowing they would welcome tweets from offstage.
This is the modern way. There is no chasm anymore - no gulf separating participants & lurkers. Mitch Joel's "Six Pixels of Separation" covers this so well.
Here are some of the links I picked up (with more to come later)
SiliconRepublic article here
Wired Magazine David Rowan "What Dublin can teach Downing Street about Start-ups" here
200 Photos of DWS4 by Paddy Cosgrave on Facebook here
UK's Daily Telegraph article by Milo Yiannopoulos here
Video of Jack Dorsey (Twitter) with Margaret Brennan (Bloomberg) by KrishnaDe here
Thinking Out Loud blog by Karen Henry "Favourite Moments at Dublin Web Summit" here
On 2 November: TechCrunch Europe article by Mike Butcher here
A Twitter List put together (curated) by LaurentFP (@lfp on Twitter) "F.ounder-2010" here
Scrazzi @ DWS2010 here
"Web Entrepreneur sinks into Irish Bog at Twitter/Skype/YouTube Conference" here
Photo of Niklas Zennstrom, keynote speaker, by @smcElhinney here
Photo of @hayespr speaking - by @shaneymac here