HuffPo co-founder explains the secrets of viral content

Jonah Peretti, who co-founded both the Huffington Post and BuzzFeed, has spent a lot of time thinking about what makes content go viral. Today, he shared some lessons on-stage at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco — and in the process, offered some thoughts on the difference between how Google and Facebook look at the world.

Kevin Kelly’s six verbs for the new web

Kevin Kelly, the co-founder of Wired (and now its senior maverick), kicked off the Web 2.0 Expo conference today with a talk about what he called the “six verbs of the web.” In attempt to describe the latest tech trends, he rattled off some descriptions of the prevailing forces shaping modern web culture.

Web 2.0 Expo in pictures (photo gallery)

Web 2.0 Expo was at full speed on Wednesday in San Francisco. The Internet-focused conference’s early morning keynotes covered a lot of ground, and one of the most memorable presentations was Parrot’s live demonstration of an iPhone-controlled helicopter.

Googler defends the state of Web development

Most major Web companies have been singing the praises of the new Web format HTML5 and the potential it unlocks for applications. But panelists at a discussion about the future of Web browsers at the Web 2.0 Expo today also addressed the opposing perspective, that Web technologies like HTML can’t match native applications built for devices like the iPhone.

SlideShare adds video support to go beyond slides

SlideShare is a site where users can share business presentations, but today it’s going beyond the “Slide” in the company’s name. It’s adding the ability to upload and share business videos.

Adobe demonstrates Flash and Air on Android tablet

Even though Steve Jobs has said Apple has no need for Flash on the iPad, we’ve known for some time that Adobe’s interactive-video technology would eventually show up on competing Android tablets. Now it looks like they’re one step closer. Yesterday at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Adobe showed off Flash and Air, a platform for Mac- and PC-compatible desktop applications, running on prototype Android tablets.

Inpowr creates a social network for ME

There’s a social networking site for nearly every person, animal, and interest – but what about a social network for the person who matters most? That’s right, a social network for YOU, the proud recipient of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.

Ignite lights up Web 2.0 Expo

O’Reilly Media’s Web 2.0 Expo kicked off yesterday in San Francisco, with 10,000 attendees from 59 countries. VentureBeat’s Mark Coker took notes from the day.