Webfest goes celeb for this year’s keynote.
The first question on many domainers’ minds: what the heck does Kardashian have to do with the domain name industry?
Let’s take a step back.
Webfest, formerly known as DOMAINfest, doesn’t always select keynoters that have a direct connection to the domain industry. Biz Stone (Twitter) and Steve Wozniak (Apple) certainly didn’t have much of a direct connection.
Yes, there’s always some sort of connection. Stone talked about buying Twitter.com. Wozniak talked about some of the domains he bought and being asked to join the board of ICANN. But it was limited.
Second, this is now Webfest, not DOMAINfest. It’s about growing businesses on the web. And Kardashian has done a bang up job on social media.
How much of that social media skill is transferable to the typical Webfest attendee is debatable. I don’t think many of us look as good as she does.
So what if I’m not convinced that her appearance has anything to do with the conference other than star power? Kardashian will certainly bring it; I’m sure the room will be packed for her “keynote”.
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