August 2, 2010

Social media, tech & marketing events: August

by JD Lasica

The summer’s half gone already! Here’s our roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events scheduled for the month of August. For the full year, see our Calendar of 2010 social media, tech and marketing conferences. We’ve also published a roundup of nonprofit and social change conferences and events on our sister site, Socialbrite. We’ll publish a list … Continue reading

July 19, 2010

Change the world with social networking

by JD Lasica

At Personal Democracy Forum last month I got a chance to sit down for a few minutes with Deanna Zandt, who spoke on the main stage minutes beforehand. Her new book, Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking, just came out.

“Empathy is the building block for any kind of social change,” she says in the interview. Continue reading

July 1, 2010

Social media, tech & marketing events: July

by JD Lasica

Where did June go already? Here’s our roundup of social media, tech and marketing conferences and events scheduled for the month of July. For the full year, see our Calendar of 2010 social media, tech and marketing conferences. Note that we’ve published a roundup of nonprofit and social change conferences and events for July on our sister site, Socialbrite. We’ll … Continue reading

June 30, 2010

Social Media Marketing 2010 comes to SF

by JD Lasica

At Social Media Marketing London on June 17, 2010. Anew social marketing conference makes its U.S. debut next week in San Francisco, and Socialmedia.biz readers get a 10 percent price discount by registering with the code Socialmediajd. Called Social Media Marketing 2010, the gathering will bring together social media experts such as Brian Solis, Chris Heuer and Sarah Austin to … Continue reading

June 7, 2010

Highlights of Personal Democracy Forum 2010

by JD Lasica

I’m back from a week in New York, where I co-presented a Mobilize Your Cause Bootcamp, spoke on a panel at Personal Democracy Forum, met with clients and sat in on a number of thought-provoking sessions. Here are a few observations and juicy bits: Here’s my Flickr photo set of PdF. For whatever reason, there were significantly fewer cameras and video cameras at this event than any other conference I’ve attended in the past year. Continue reading

May 7, 2010

A small slice of Web 2.0 Expo

by JD Lasica

One of the big tech conferences of the year, SF-based Web 2.0 Expo, is now in the books. I was able to attend only two of the four days, but here are some takeaways: I had a chance to check out Central Desktop on the tradeshow floor. Above is my 3 1/2 minute interview with sales rep Mandy Gonzales. Continue reading