The man behind #swineflu and #HowBlackAreYou was the hit at this year's NYC webfest
This has nothing in particular to do with Apple (AAPL), but it's very 2.0.
We spent much of last week at a conference in New York City called Web 2.0 Expo -- a celebration of the "next generation Web" where one of the centers of attention was the giant Twitter screen set directly behind the keynote speakers that showed what the audience was tweeting about whomever was onstage.
The speakers included a typical mix of Web celebrities, including O'Reilly Media's Tim O'Reilly, Digg's Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson, author Douglas Rushkoff, Flikr co-founder Caterina Fake and White House chief technology officer Beth Noveck.
But the hit of the conference -- judging from the laughter, the applause and the tweets -- was Baratunde Thurston, Web & Politics editor at The Onion.
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