Zach Klein and Megan McCarthy tried to hustle their way out of Austin; Brian Stelter and Ana Marie Cox wished bourbon on their audience; and Jeff Jarvis helped an old-media addict escape denial. South by Southwest changed the Twitterati.

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The Twitterati Hitch a Ride

Boxee's Zach Klein tried to hitch a ride to the airport. Ever the aggregator, TechMeme's Megan McCarthy basically re-published his appeal, and virtually every other tech scenester at South by Southwest soon followed suit. Low airfares: They have a way of making taxi rides seem awfully expensive.

The Twitterati Hitch a Ride

Internet consultant Jeff Jarvis talked a newspaperman down from the wall.

The Twitterati Hitch a Ride

Ever the New York Timesman, Brian Stelter found a way to self-deprecatingly thank someone for her whisky without quite implying he'd actually drink it. His fellow panelist drank to that.

The Twitterati Hitch a Ride

Now that she's no longer at the Times, Jennifer 8. Lee can reveal the truth: She's something of an email snob. Adjust your Knight Foundation grant applications accordingly.

The Twitterati Hitch a Ride

SF Weekly's Alexia Tsotsis recently moved to Silicon Valley from Los Angeles, so she's not yet become numb to the groupthink and petty sniping. Give her time.


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