Le Web: First Impressions

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Le WEb 11

Once again I’m in Paris for the annual Le Web conference – my sixth, in fact. I’m part of the official blogger programme, and here’s a few of my impressions as I wondered around behind the scenes:
[Lewebboo 1 (mp3)](http://audioboo.fm/boos/576660-lewebboo-1.mp3?source=embed)
[Loïc Le Meur](http://www.seesmic.com "Loic Le Meur") spent quite a bit of time talking to us, given how busy he must have been in the run up to the three days ahead:
[![Loïc Le Meur](https://i0.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2011/12/loicbehindthescenes-thumb-520x825-2195.jpg?resize=520%2C825)](https://i2.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2011/12/loicbehindthescenes.jpg)
Points of interest: 
- The amount of money that’s gone into the streaming video. Not only is the main stage built like a TV set, as the whole event is being streamed, but there’s a whole studio in one of the other buildings, that’s being used by the [TWiT](http://TWiT.tv "TWiT") crew mainly ([see the video in my next post](http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archives/2011/12/behind_the_scenes_at_le_web_11.html)) - Loïc considers the online audience to be an event in its own right - Loïc has been approached to do a Le Web in the UK, by the government.  - Press and bloggers are being given equal facilities and support
Here’s Loïc at the end of the tour:
[LoicBoo – Loic Le Meur talking to bloggers (mp3)](http://audioboo.fm/boos/576714-loicboo-loic-le-meur-talking-to-bloggers.mp3?source=embed)
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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.