Some people sure are desperate to be one of the cool kids. None more than those begging for votes to be a speaker at the SXSW conference. I even saw Brian Solis supposedly a marquee speaker on tech, solicit votes on G+ and saying he would return the favor of promoting other speakers looking for votes. I would think that if folks have something important to say that getting votes shouldn't be difficult. But to turn it into one of those idiotic vote for my baby picture type begging efforts, makes me think these people desperate for votes don't have much to say, just really want to say it in front of a big crowd.