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Saturday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
A Home on the Web: The State of Blogging in 2013

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When Matt Mullenweg started blogging 10 years ago, he was looking for a permanent home on the Web. His passion for blogging led him to develop WordPress, the most popular publishing platform on the Web, and then found Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. With the rise of services like Flickr, Facebook and Twitter, though, many have feared blogging might die all together. In this session, Matt will sit down with AllThingsD co-executive editor Kara Swisher to discuss the future of blogging in a fragmented, social media-crazed world (disclaimer: AllThingsD is a WordPress client).
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Matt Mullenweg

AutomatticIn May of 2003, at 19 years old, Matt co-founded WordPress, the open source publishing platform, which is now used by 20.6% of the web. Two years later in August of 2005, Matt founded Automattic, the company behind the commercial version of WordPress, WordPress.com and WordPress.com... Read More →
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Kara Swisher

Co-Exec EditorAll Things DigitalKara Swisher started covering digital issues for The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column BoomTown originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also online at WSJ.com. Previously, Ms. Swisher covered... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7

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