SXSW awards: Day26 blog

interbox South By Southwest Festival just happened again, and i missed it again [lack of funds and time]. Dangitt!. I try to be there in Austin every year but i keep missing it. Anyway, the web awards were handed out and the award for the best blog went to, a photoblog that looks cool, but really needs a broadband connection to get you around in good time. The other web sites are worth looking at to check out the state of the art in web design and interactivity, etc.
My favorite site was , which won the award for best Wierd/Extreme Site – i think it rocks – it functions like an online confessional with good technology behind it, and the graphics are excellent. The content might be shocking to you – not one to show your mother – but then the content of a confessional conversation is not much different.
Why doesn’t the church have one like this?


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • bryerthorn says:

    Well, SXSW coincides each year with Spring Break. Maybe a student, educator, parent or grandparent in Texas should email you when the school term schedules go out and let you know when to show up. 😉

  • Andrew Jones says:

    Hello – actually i knew it was on, i just didnt have the money to fly over for it this year. Usually i try to plan a trip to austin around that time. I should be there next year.

  • The grouphug site is interesting. I’ve considered setting up a web kiosk for it at a meditative gathering. People want to get things off their chests, and some of them will want to share it anonymously with the world.
    What’s strange is that they reject 2/3 of the submissions because they aren’t really confessions, but something else like rants or urban legends.

  • Andrew says:

    Hi Justin. It looks like the community itself regulates a lot of it – the posts can easily by flagged by anyone if they are not real confessions.

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