A summit of government and industry leaders focused squarely on the development of the internet, the eG8 was - in many ways - the first conference of its kind. As such, the event attracted considerable attention according to the latest Buzz Report analysis by Meltwater Buzz.
The spikes on the infographic below illustrate the level of engagement. The chart also makes clear that overall reaction to the eG8 was a positive one with sentiment remaining high.
However, the thorny issue of online governance - in light of copyright and privacy concerns - gained particular importance once French president Nicolas Sarkozy called for government regulation of the internet. These topics initially spark a flurry of positive comments and discussions, but sentiment of falls as online communities react negatively to the prospect of stricter internet regulation and DNS filtering.