Welcome to the terrible majesty of the bray and the cray!
So this is what they meant by 'camping'? Another conference ... with tents.
Poor Julia, her brain has been working so hard.
Yes, but the tech scene doesn't want her either..
How the FUCK did she end up on a Foo camp? I wonder if she's even heard of O'Reilly ...
Mary's forum has comments enabled but hardly anyone posts there. Where are you, Mary critics?
Woah, thunder thighs! Lookin a leetle chunko there, Poofs.
No way will she move to San Fran. That city doesn't have her sex in the city shoes 'n' cupcakes culture. See pics of the SF branch of "her" bday party. Maybe Chicago. but not SF.
anon 1:30you mean like the one that references her hair video and says her drapes don't match her carpet?or the dozen that ask her why she doesn't come on out and say how she affords to live off a blog?my personal fav -- take it or leave it, leave it!
Thunder thighs? You have to be kidding me.There is no rational universe where she is remotely fat. Yes, she has the face bloat as of late, but it is just ignorant to say she is fat or has thunder thighs. God, so dumb.
Agreed with 3:36. The important issue is WTF she's doing at this gathering of very smart people, not her figure which looks absolutely fine to me.
More importantly, wtf kind of camping trip is this? Camping on a groomed lawn in neat little clusters? Weird++.
Are you kidding me, 3:36? I can see those ham hocks jiggle all the way from here. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy.
Why all the complaints about fat jokes? Don't you guys ever listen to Howard Stern?
Part of me wonders if her incessant full-name postings about "Randi Zuckerberg" are her just trying to mess with us. Either that or she's become a parody of herself.
JA's next stunt..dating Bill O'Reily
Seriously poeple, how can she aford all this? what's the source of her income?
Mommy + Daddy, Grandma, NS pennies. Far as we all know, she has no job any longer.
Afford? Her brand is professional leech and moocher. She aspires by association. Have you ever seen her in a social setting? I have and it ain't pretty. JA is like a heat seeking missile for the person with the most prominence in the room and she will shove your worthless ass aside to get to them.
Anon 4:19 :"Camping on a groomed lawn in neat little clusters? Weird++."Hee! There is something very Invasion of the Body Snatchers about these "camping" scenes. Too funny.
this picture deserves an entire post of its own: http://julia.nonsociety.com/post/97768453-0-0
So, just north of San Francisco, you gather a collection of social media experts and computer hackers from the likes of Google, Facebook, and Digg for a day of intense talk and debate on the future of technology and THIS is the scheduling system they use?http://julia.nonsociety.com/lifecast/97845078-0-4FAIL.
2.02 - It is actually deliberately how these things are planned. The ones I have been to are called 'Un-conferences' - so maybe do a bit of reading up on how these work. I actually find them a lot more productive and relevant than traditional conferences. They are very heavy on interaction - from deciding what is covered and how they actually evolve.
@2:10PM:I dunno, I just figured they might actual use some of that whiz-bang social technology to plan and carryout a social technology conference. You know, like maybe you could vote on sessions via your iPhone and see the results updated in realtime on a flatscreen. I guess I need to do a bit of reading up on this "social media" thing since I didn't know that whiteboards played such an integral role.
Mary's life right now makes Julia's look even more pathetic by comparison. Mary wised up, is making a smart and humble move by selling all her stuff and moving back to LA, and more importantly - is spending time being low-key with actual friends. Meanwhile Julia is off namedropping at a conference she has no business attending, trying desperately to hold on to the image of importance.Does she even read Mary's blog anymore, I wonder? Does she realize how sharp the contrast is?
.. and you know jossip just folded. that's gotta scare Julia, you know? I mean, yes, Jossip was straight-up gossip. But, they had name recognition, and actual content. A platform you owuld think certain advertisers would pay for.But they didn't make it. And they had more of these so-called page views than NS. A lot of the online mags have had lay offs and even the hipper-than-thou Gawker has consolidated sites and laid people off.What makes JA think that NS can succeed where these much more professional sites failed?
@2.22Sitting there voting on iPhones goes against the whole push for interaction that these kind of conferences promote. I've been at some where heavy arguments and I mean IRL arguments with people sitting face to face - not postings on a forum or blog - are developed as to why one topic should be discussed over another - human interaction is still a necessity for something things... and that is what these things push.Going to one is a very refreshing experience. That is the whole idea.
@2:32PM:Well, then, I vote that we start a JulesCamp. We can sit around a campfire in slankets and whiteboard up comments on Jackles. It's the future!
@3.17Well that is the exact thing - I am predicting the value that dear Jules added to the camp... zilch. :) If all she can talk about is how much she wants a shower and show photos of her posing... she obviously doesn't get it. ;)
flatface,If Julia had things like an office, revenue, and employees, then the fate of Jossip and Gawker might be scary; however, since NonSociety transcends these mere artifacts of business, I am sure that she experiences no fear.
Mary's blog is kinda cute and a little funny. She has a photo of James Del (a.k.a. Meghan Asha of Nomsociety) showing up at her garage sale with a bottle of what appears to be Vodka.http://5.media.tumblr.com/DosLascPNmgpb8io2bMLNE3Vo1_500.jpg