Introducing Jason McCabe Calacanis

The Keynote presentation at SES Chicago was a conversation between Danny Sullivan, of Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies and Jason McCabe Calacanis, general manager at Netscape.

About a year ago, Jason sold his Weblogs Inc. blog network to AOL and since then he has been reviving the Netscape brand.

He has transformed it into a social news site. Some call he new Netscape a clone of Digg.

Mr. McCabe talked about rewarding bloggers with links rather than cash for finding stories.

During the dot-com boom, he was active in New York's Silicon Alley community.

In 1996 he began producing a publication known as the Silicon Alley Reporter. It was a 16-page photocopied newsletter and its popularity grew, as it expanded into a 300-page magazine, with a sister publication called the Digital Coast Reporter for the West Coast.

Calacanis's socializing and networking earned him a nickname as the "yearbook editor" of the Silicon Alley community.

-- Posted by Giselle Abramovich
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