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Presentation Feedback

Matt at BBS

First I wanted to thank everyone that came out terribly early in the morning at 8 AM for the WordPress presentation, espescially in light of some of the great parties last night. Don’t forget to email me if you caught me right after the presentation and gave me your business card, as that way I’ll be sure to reply.

Here’s some of the feedback I’ve been seeing, I’ll update this post throughout the course of the day as feedback shows up on Technorati and Feedster and in the WordPress dashboard. If you have a post I’ve missed please leave a comment.

Some photos from Flickr:

Photos by Kris.

34 Responses to “Presentation Feedback”

  1. Changing Way

    WordPress 1.6 Demo

    Matt demo’d WordPress 1.6 at 8am (San Francisco time). I’ll point to accounts of the session as I see them on Bloglines.
    Tris Hussey posts positively about the WYSIWYG interface and about WordPress.com, the new hosted service. (It’s so new it’s c…

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  2. BillSaysThis

    So does this mean there is now a for-profit company you’ve launched that’s behind wp.com? Which is fine but I haven’t seen any discussion of this aspect of the effort.

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  3. Matt

    I didn’t see any mention of that, except maybe in the Silicon Beat post: “Also, Mullenweg wants to turn WordPress into a real company, so that users have a place to go — an entity to hold accountable…more…”

    What I meant to say was that things like support and service level agreements and all that jazz are very important to businesses and enterprises. That’s not terribly interesting to me personally, however. Those people still need someplace to go though, and I’m not sure what that looks like yet. If something that big were announced, we’d definitely make a big deal about it! This is just about getting more people blogging for whom WordPress is inaccessible right now.

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  4. Eric

    Very intriguing Matt. I’m thrilled that WordPress is making such a large stride, although I really don’t know what wordpress.com is all about yet. I know you have to be invited but that’s about it. Are you going to divulge any more details?

    Congratulations are in order for Matt and the WordPress Team! Half a million downloads and I’m really looking forward to 1.6.

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  5. Chris

    wordpress.com = typepad.org
    wordpress.org = information revolution yet to be categorized by any other.

    Quite frankly, I believe the vast majority of the blogosphere have not realized what WordPress is doing/will do for the community as a whole. Not just for bloggers, but having the ability to aquire (freely) a piece of software that is highly customizable, very powerful at information distribution, and offers a small learning curve, WordPress gives everyone the ability to expand knowledge.

    WHY I just said that, I have no clue…I guess that I’m just pumped about all the happenings in the WP community. :)

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  6. Finanso.de

    WordPress.com – Hostingservice für WordPress startet

    Wordpress.org startet den Hostet-Blog-Service WordPress.com. Es wird wohl das vergleichbare Gegenstück zu Six Aparts TypePad-Blog-Hostingservice.
    Die Anmeldung ist wie bei Googles Gmail nur auf Einladung / Invites möglich. Jedes eingeladene Mitgli…

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  7. Abdul Mueid

    As I have mentioned on my blog, so far everyone is clueless except MATT and those who have been involved in this project (Donncha???). Therefore saying that wp.com is striving to make money or comparing it with redhat/typepad would be wrong. Probably the best thing to do at the moment is to add this blog to your feed-reader and keep an eye on the updates (exactly what I am doing).
    Hope to see some more progress soon.

    Good job Matt, i’m sure you’ve got alot of people glued to their monitors :P

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  8. IO ERROR

    I, for one, welcome our new WordPress overlords.

    That said, I really wish I knew what was going on. I guess we’ll find out sooner or later.

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  9. IO ERROR

    Bad Behavior protects WordPress.com

    Running behind the scenes of Matt Mullenweg’s new commercial WordPress project, WordPress.com, is of course WordPress, everyone’s favorite blogging platform. And running on WordPress.com is Bad Behavior, the premier solution for blog spam….

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  10. Jon Gardner

    Matt,

    Great presentation. You convinced me that WordPress.com is the platform I believe I want to use for our new blog when it comes out. I will definitely be emailing you.

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  11. ScottKidder.com

    WordPress.com Announced (And a Similar System)

    Looks like I missed a great presentation. While I am in San Francisco, unfortunately wasn’t able to make it to the Blog Business Summit and Matt’s unveiling (kind of) of WordPress.com. While details are still sketchy, it seems that it…

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  12. Tris Hussey

    Thanks for the ping Matt. As I’m reflecting on WP.com this morning, I think it has a lot of potential as a challenge to Blogger and even TP and Blogware. The flexibilty you describe of making fan blogs or niche blogs spun off a central blog, that is going to be interesting to watch.
    Can’t wait to try it.

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  13. Paperback Writer

    WordPress.com

    Invite only, like Gmail. Looks to be pretty cool. I’m sure it will catch fire… WP is so much superior to something like Livejournal. (Anyone have an invite?)
    I sorta like having my own 100% customizable blog hosting on a home mac though.

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  14. Eric

    So, I get my post mentioned by Matt himself :) Thanks. I just realized it a couple of minute ago. Your post -this post- is fun since I finally see the face of.. you. Hey is that you? Ah, still so young but managed to do something cool like WP.Four thumbs up (that’s all I got). Goodluck with WP.com and all.

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  15. blog-ART / qualitybuzz

    WordPress.com : Typepad srieusement menac ?

    Les annonces se sont succd la BBS5 (Blog Business Sumit).Matt, "a troublemaker in San Francisco" etchef cuisinier du logiciel libre de blogging WordPressa annonc et fait sa dmo du nouveau service de blogging sur le point d\’tre lan…

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  16. ed

    Matt: This all sounds well and good, but one question: will users soon have to pay for Word Press (the software)? After all, sustaining all that bandwidth for wordpress.com is gonig to cost a pretty penny. I take it then the income generated by folks paying for wordpress.com will be enough to sustain it?

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  17. Abdul Mueid

    I guess that the wordpress.com project is either heavily backed by sponsors or there will be ads in the future (I dont see any right now though)..

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  18. Le Blogueur » Wordpress.com, le blog sur invitation

    [...] A tout juste 21 ans, Matthew Mullenweg est une personnalité incontournable de la blogosphère. Il est le développeur principal du logiciel libre WordPress, dont la dernière version a été téléchargée à plus de 500,000 exemplaires. Il y a quelques jours, Matt a annoncé le lancement de WordPress.com, une plate-forme d’hébergement de blogues turbinée par WordPressMU, la version multi-utilisateurs de WordPress, également open source. Accessible uniquement sur invitation, WordPress.com a immédiatement suscité un engouement important dans la blogosphère. Plus d’une centaine de blogueurs sont venus quémander leur invitation sur le blog de Matt et un autre a vendu le précieux sésame sur eBay pour 46 dollars. [...]

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