Media consultant and City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism professor Jeff Jarvis spoke last night at the headquarters of news-aggregation service Daylife (in which he's an investor), the second talk this week about his book What Would Google Do? NYConvergence decided to stop by, skipping the IAC-sponsored launch party for the College Humor show on MTV. The first thing we noted (before Jarvis' presentation) was that the company's office spans the entire fifth floor of 444 Broadway in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. However, we only counted about ten desks in the back of the former Magnum Photos gallery space with computers and signs of activity.
The talk itself didn't vary too much from the previous one given at the NY Tech Meetup earlier this week (businesses should be more open about their activities, Google would make more of technology businesses efficient if it owned them, etc.), but it was obvious Jarvis noticed some of the commentary online about his previous presentation, joking this time around about his name dropping and mentions of the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland which he attended last week.
While there sampling the wine and chips in plastic cups served by our hosts, we chatted with (in no particular order): Daily Beast contributor Rachel Sklar, Outside.in's Community Coordinator Chrysante Tenentes, CPJ Communications' Alex Gordon, publicist Tiffany Johnson Winbush, Daylife's Simon Brief, ICM's Kate Lee, and AMP3 PR Partner Alyson Campbell. If we missed anybody unintentionally, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.