Netscape’s Jason Calacanis Keynoting SES Chicago

I’m very happy to announce that Netscape general manager
Jason Calacanis will be doing keynote
conversation for
SES Chicago 2006
. This will happen from 9-9:45am on Tuesday, December 5.
Just over a year ago, Jason
sold the
Weblogs Inc. blog network to AOL. Since
then, he’s been revitalizing the Netscape
brand by transforming it into a social news site. Detractors have called
Netscape a Digg clone and got incensed when

he offered
to steal away top Digg contributors with cash. Undeterred, he
said spreading the wealth would benefit everyone. That includes perhaps
rewarding bloggers

with links
rather than cash for finding stories. Is the rise of social media
just a bubble or the beginning of a massive change on how we consume media? Will
citizen journalists put professional publications out of business? Often
controversial, always outspoken, Jason will share thoughts on these and other
issues.

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