The Future of WordPress from SXSW in 15 tweets or less

As of just a few minutes ago, Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg wrapped up his SXSW panel discussion on the future of WordPress.

In case you missed it live or didn’t follow the streams, here is a fast and dirty twitter summary from those in attendance:

How big is WordPress?

12% of the web is powered by #wordpress .. that’s pretty amazing actually #SXSWless than a minute ago via Mobile Web


88% of the internet is powered by alcohol, ego, and lunacy. RT @dummieshtml: 12% of the internet is powered by wordpress. love it. #sxswwpless than a minute ago via TwInbox

New from Automattic

WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg talks abt 2 new WP products – JetPack and $99 guided transfers to self hosted .org sites #mullenweg #sxswless than a minute ago via web


“The goal is to have complete feature parity between WordPress.com and .org.” For $99 WP will help you move off of .com. #SXSW #Mullenwegless than a minute ago via web


A lot of this is monetization of WP.com. Not really what I was hoping the session would be about. #sxswWP #sxswless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

A bit of philosophy talk

The more I give away, the more I get back -Matt Mullenweg #sxsw @wordpress @photomattless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


Mullenweg says WP at its best is invisible #sxswless than a minute ago via HootSuite


“Scripting is the new literacy. Everyone should learn to code. It’s what will be the next big separator.” –Matt Mullenweg @photomatt #SXSWless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

What’s next for WordPress?

What’s coming w/ WordPress: 3.2 version hasn’t started. Hopefully working on media. [YES! It gives me the most problems]. #sxswless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


Podcasting in WP he agrees is too hard. (DUH!) They want to do it right. Improvements will come from plugins. #sxswwp #sxswless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


#Mullenweg admits that iPhone app for WordPress is not very good yet. Which is very true. Respect his honesty and awareness #sxswless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone


Cool hidden WordPress feature: Full Screen. Click Kitchen Sink icon to find it and write on a blank slate. #sxswWPless than a minute ago via HootSuite

Some photos from the event

We’re watching @photomatt be interviewed at #sxsw on the future of WordPress http://plixi.com/p/83289893less than a minute ago via TweetCaster


Matt Mullenweg from WordPress at #sxsw @ ACC – Ballroom A http://instagr.am/p/CKdIt/less than a minute ago via Instagram

Are you there?

If you made it to the event and have more to add, let us know!

And don’t forget to check out our Insiders Guide to WordPress at SXSW!