Umair Haque responds to SXSW criticism of his interview with Twitter CEO


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‘So, how was your week?’ asked Umair Haque in his first blog post since his widely panned interview of Twitter CEO Evan Williams at SXSW. ‘Mine was interesting.’

‘In short, the Twitterati in the audience thought our hourlong chat was about as interesting as watching a pair of grandmothers play Canasta. I’ll be the first to admit to being a bit green as an interviewer, and entirely new to SXSW. Maybe, in hindsight, I should have monitored Twitter on my laptop from the stage so I could have adjusted our conversation ... especially in front of a raucous audience not known for leniency. In any case, I apologize to the SXSW community that our conversation didn’t live up to the significant pre-event hype.’


The post, which goes on to delve into what Williams had to say during the interview, is getting a lot of re-tweets.

-- Jessica Guynn