A Conversation about the Realtime Web

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Brady Forrest in conversation with John Borthwick of betaworks.

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Sarah Milstein


Sarah Milstein is TechWeb’s General Manager and Co-Chair for Web 2.0 Expo; she is also coauthor with Tim O’Reilly of The Twitter Book. Previously, she was on the senior editorial staff at O’Reilly Media, where she founded the Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (TOC) and led development of the Missing Manuals, a best-selling series of computer books for non-geeks. Before joining O’Reilly in 2003, Sarah was a freelance writer and editor, and a regular contributor to The New York Times. She was also the CSA program founder for Just Food, a local-food-and-farms non-profit, and co-founder of Two Tomatoes Records, a label that distributes and promotes the work of children’s musician Laurie Berkner.

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John Borthwick


I work in the technology, communications and media space — as an entrepreneur, a builder and an investor. My interests are in building great companies — and in the process understanding about how media evolves as it collides with real time conversations.

The companies I am working with are listed on the betaworks site. Prior to launching betaworks I was CEO of Fotolog, and prior to that I was Snr. VP of Technology and Alliances at Time Warner. I arrived at Time Warner — AOL — in early 1997 when they acquired the company I had started back in 1994. The company was WP Studio, producer of three sites: Total New York (one of the first local city guides, now gone), äda ‘web and spanker (a pre blog, daily journal)

I also sit on the board and/or act as an adviser to: Center for Independent Media, Coburn Ventures, Rhizome and HRW.

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John Vasko
11/19/2009 1:18pm EST

I like this a lot. Again, it would have been more effective if slides had accompanied the presentation.

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