I had the luxuxy of attending a panel Guy (blog here) moderated at SXSWi 2008. The panel was called ‘True Stories from Social Media Sites‘ and the introduction can be viewed here. Great panel, with some great information. But without Guy it wouldn’t have been nearly as compelling and entertaining. There is something about his public speaking / moderating / interviewing style which is such a joy to watch. He’s blunt, to the point and doesn’t feed into bullshit. To see this in full effect check out the his interview of Steve Ballmer from MIX ’08. If you really want to be nasty, contrast that interview with the Sarah Lacy interview of Mark Zuckerberg.
After the Social Media Panel ended, I approached Guy and asked him why he wasn’t the interviewer for the Mark Zuckerberg interview. He replied “They never asked me”. Well they for damn sure should have.
For background information on Guy, try here.