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1. We Are All Pole Dancing on the Internet Now
The trend, at least among young people, is to share more information on the Internet rather than less – and that's healthy and liberating, especially for women says xoJane's Deputy Editor Mandy Stadtmiller. In this session, Mandy talks about why it's ok to live out loud on the Internet, why millions of women love frank first-person stories like It Happened to Me– and why the world would be a better place if more of us were oversharers too.
2. #siliconvalleyproblems: Can We Fix The Tech Mess?
Owen Thomas is the editor-in-chief of ReadWrite, one of the most widely respected technology sites on the Web. But before he got there, he spent 17 years working in the trenches of technology journalism, from the scathing, groundbreaking Suck.com to the trendsetting Red Herring to the fearsome Valleywag. In this talk, Owen will share what he's learned from taking on the Valley's reality distortion field and telling the unvarnished truth about entrepreneurs, investors, and other bubble blowers.
3. Fearless, Funny & F*ed-Up: The Web's Humor Gap
Women aren't funny. Especially on the Internet. Wait – what!? Saying women aren't funny might be a good way to troll for Internet clicks (take Christopher Hitchens' famous essay Why Women Aren't Funny) but it couldn't be farther from the truth. Publishing legend Jane Pratt, founder of Sassy and Jane magazines and now xoJane.com, has assembled an irresistible, irreverent and hilarious collection of some of the feistiest and most entertaining women in the world for this unforgettable NSFW session.