Good vibes/ bad vibes

Just back from Web 2.0 Expo New York via a long weekend in Derbyshire (yes, it was lovely and didn’t rain, thank you) and looking at my pile of interviews to write up, photos to edit, facts to check and general heaps of admin to sort out. Feeling a bit swamped.

Already needing to think about interviews to line up for Web 2.0 Expo Europe. My fave on the list so far has to be Netvibes founder, Tariq Krim.

Netvibes sits on my bookmarks toolbar between iknowhow and Twitter so you can see how important it is to me. To be honest I’ve never had another RSS reader so I can’t rate Netvibes comparatively, but I’ve used it for a few years now and it’s as simple and no-fuss as they come.

As for Tariq, not only is he someone who seems to ‘get’ the potential of Web 2.0, speaking regularly on ‘creative destruction’ and other stuff, he’s also done a truly ‘leadership 2.0’ thing by ceding management of his Netvibes baby to COO, Freddy Mini, a few months back.

So, that’s the good news. Hopefully Tariq will be around for interview. If he says ‘yes’ that’ll brighten my day. And give me more time to get back to that daunting pile of other stuff that needs to be done.