Twitter in particular had the tendency to cause social events [at SXSW] to blow up. It was a consensus engine that drove everyone to be at the same panels, and the same parties. This almost broke SxSW. Foursquare’s arrival on the scene help defuse some of this as it allowed a more nuanced consensus to emerge.

Anti-Social SxSW – Laughing Meme on technology and SXSW. (via thegongshow)