FIR Interview: Mathys van Abbe, Mobypicture

mobypicture-somesso At the Somesso London 09 corporate social media conference in London on May 15, one of the features will be a Twitter-based backchannel, a medium through which conference participants can share commentary and opinion with fellow participants and with others not present at the event.

The backchannel will be made possible by photo sharing service Mobypicture. In this FIR Interview, Neville Hobson discussed the idea of such a backchannel with Mobypicture CEO Mathys van Abbe. Their conversation addressed how it will work at Somesso London 09, developments in online content-sharing including the potential in organizations, and more.

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About our Conversation Partner

mathys Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Mathys van Abbe is a web entrepreneur since 1995 currently involved with a number of companies and startups like Mobypicture, Toading, Startpix and The headquarters of his activities is an old ship in the canals, right in the heart of Amsterdam.

Mathys studied astronomy and computer science at the time he was starting his first company. In 2000, at the peak of the Internet Bubble, he lived in Silicon Valley and knew he wanted to be an internet entrepreneur. He’s a big API evangelist, loves mashups, co-creation, kayakking, diving and skiing.

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Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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