In conversation with Matt Mullenweg, WordPress

At Le Web 2012, I chatted on stage with my friend Matt Mullenweg. We discussed a variety of topics, but the conversation kicked off with our growing disgust with the un-customer centric approach of social networks. In their bid to become dominant platforms, they are sacrificing the needs of Internet users, and perhaps that is why it is time for the Internet entrepreneurs to think different about how we build the future.


  1. eideard says:

    December 12th, 2012 at 8:00 am Reply

    Matt is open and flexible and moving through the world of communications as I would expect him to continue to do.

    Om asks questions that make me think beyond Matt’s answers, beyond the interview.

    Thank you.

  2. cartoonmick says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 11:24 pm Reply

    I want to hear this again when I have a bit more spare time. I agreed with one comment which said all the “buttons” can be a bit intimidating. I’m still confused with how to do things on my wordpress blog, but I guess I’ll get there.



  3. John Hayden says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on WORK IN PROGRESS and commented:
    Philosophy of the Web 101. I think everyone who’s interested in where the Web is and where it’s going, or in the evolution of social media, and mobile media, will want to hear this 20-minute conversation between Om Malek and Matt Mullenweg.

  4. Julia Garrison's blog says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 5:28 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing this.

  5. A Londoner from Afar says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 2:58 pm Reply

    I like Matt´s views on the walled garden. Thanks so much for posting. Shared on Twitter. @MontseCano

  6. ErzulieRedEyesArtandSpirit says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 1:42 pm Reply

    WordPress is excellent!! Please Mr. Mullenweg don’t mess up how great your site is in order to be popular and be like everyone else’s sites!! Keep WordPress the unique and wonderful blogging platform that it is!

  7. segmation says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 12:43 pm Reply

    I love Matt! Thanks for sharing this!

  8. susielindau says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 7:45 am Reply

    I have blogged on other sites and WordPress is the very best. This video explains why. Matt Mullenweg has a great understanding of how we use blogging to reach out across the world. I have friends in every continent because of WordPress!

  9. Allan G. Smorra says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 6:55 am Reply

    Congratulations on being FP’d.

  10. matpacker says:

    December 10th, 2012 at 9:43 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on Mat Packer and commented:
    Quite an interesting chat between Om Malik and Matt Mullenweg at Le Web, definitely worth watching for some of Matt’s thoughts on the future of WP and the open web.

  11. Amrita Mathur (@AmritaMathur) says:

    December 10th, 2012 at 1:44 pm Reply

    Please. I hope to god WordPress doesn’t get acquired.

    Love Matt’s view on the walled garden. Nobody actually wants data silos. If all the parts could work together, then that would make the users’ life easier… and hey, social networks still get what they’re after – user data, sentiment, preferences etc. The Twitter/Instagram fiasco for example is awful, and I am personally still pretty bummed. But Matt is right – you can always come home to your blog and use that as a hub.

    On another note, I am loving Matt’s facial hair.

  12. Peter Slutsky says:

    December 10th, 2012 at 1:08 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on Peter H. Slutsky.

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