Kara Swisher

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Viral Chart: The Web 2.0 Summit's "Points of Control"

Here is a cool chart from the Web 2.0 Summit–what the O’Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb conference is calling “visual representation” of its theme of “Points of Control: The Battle for the Network Economy.”

As it is described on its Web site, the map (which is the brainchild of Web 2.0 impresario John Battelle) chronicles “these shifting points of control–strategic chokepoints on an increasingly crowded board.”

Indeed, from Facebook to Google (GOOG) to Apple (AAPL) to Twitter and more, it is cheek to jowl these days trying to control the consumer experience.

Here’s a snapshot of the map (click on it to make it larger), which you can see here in its entirety to have fun with.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik