The Gillmor Gang convened this week in the wake of the Web 2.0 Summit conference in San Francisco. Much of the conversation, however, concerned TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington’s water crisis. We did get a chance to intermingle some attitude about Facebook’s new Message platform, which apparently only Robert Scoble has wangled an active account.
The Gang was split down the middle on Facebook’s credibility in the data portability space, with Arrington and searchengineland editor Danny Sullivan arguing that Facebook are a bunch of liars and salesforce.com Cloudblogger John Taschek saying everybody in Silicon Valley was challenged in the truthiness department. Gillmor, of course, argued back and forth just for the sake of it. Arrington eventually veered off into a discussion of virtual reality, leaving us with the thought that whoever invents that will get all the money.