Internet Famous Flock to Digg's Bigg Digg Shindigg
Mark Cuban in the house! Yes, the man, the legend, the dude who said anyone who buys YouTube is a moron was at the Pure Volume Ranch in Austin for Digg's SXSW Bigg Digg Shindigg. Sadly, as I approached my friend, LA Times Blog Editor Tony Pierce, who was talking to Mark, I neglected to snap a picture. I did, however, manage to snap a picture of a pretty girl getting admired by a couple of guys. (Hey, I need some kind of picture to start this story!) Oh but wait, Tony Pierce did get a picture of the man.
Mark might have been the biggest name at this SXSW Interactive Closing party but this party was all about the internet famous who, after geeking out for four days, just needed to have a beer or two...or three or four. Roaming the floor were iJustine's Justine Ezarik, Leah Culver (who I wrote about here), Ariel Waldman (who I convinced to blog which helped net her fame so, yea, I'm taking some credit :-) ), Mahalo Daily's Veronica Belmont and former Technorati Chief Technologist Tantek Celik.
Also at the party were the crew from Barbarian Group (which hosted a killer party the night before at the Mohawk), including Eva McCloskey, who was kind enough to take me out to dinner before we headed over the the Digg party. Sally Strebel from Best Party Ever was there along with VML's Tyler Hilker, Lux Alptraum from Boinkolgy and Photrades' Andrew Paradies and Krista Neher.
More SXSW 2008 images here.