Social Media Week 2012 - NYC
Something (else besides fashion week) is happening in NYC this week and you guessed it, we’re going! Social Media Week 2012 is here and the big guns from instagram, pitchfork, and mashable are ready to share ideas about how to create even better social experiences.
The event’s picked up a lot of momentum over the years, and word on the street is that this year will be the best yet (the event now spans 21 cities and boasts half a million attendees!)
After combing over the impressive list of talks and parties, we narrowed it down to a handful we think you’ll approve of. We’ve posted the details below, so if you’re in the area next week hit us up — we’d love to connect and share ideas.
Make sure to check out the schedule of events here for all cities -> SMW12 calendar
Monday, February 13th
2:30pm - 3:30am
Wednesday, February 15th
9:00am - 11:00am
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, February 16th
Friday, February 17th
10:00am - 11:30am
Social Media & New Media in Travel & Tourism Promotion
Its an amazing time to be moving & setting up shop in NYC. We’re excited & honored to be part of The Greatest City on Earth. RT @NYCMayorsOffice: The State of our City “has never been more full of promise and possibility.” #SOTC2012 #nycsotc
What do you get when you add 12,225 miles, 1 car, and a camera? A cross-country, time-lapse road trip video that makes you want to stop what your doing, get in the car, and just go! We’ve been working on just that. Well, sort of…we’re not making a timelapse video, but we are making a roadtrip app that will change the way you travel. We’ve been working day and night to get this app out into the world and into your hands. Head over to thepixelrevolt.com and sign up for our ridiculously infrequent updates and get on the list for beta testing next spring. We’re pretty advanced in the art of roadtrips, and while not everyone’s graduated to the 12,225 miler yet, our first app will get you out on the road in a hurry— and you might just discover some new places along the way.
video credit: Brian DeFrees
So, Appnation was pretty cool, it gave us a ton of insight to where the companies leading the market are heading. One panel that was great was the @Pandora_radio, @CNN, @Microsoft, @GM panel. They were discussing mobile marketing strategies & how tablets fit into mobile. They say that html5 is going to replace the native app, but we think we are still a couple years away from that. We can’t wait to go to more events like this, although I hope this doesn’t mean we all have to go buy sport coats to be taken seriously.
Silicon Valley Meets Atlanta
(Video from San Francisco Appnation 2010)
Digital Atlanta is a week-long series of events and conferences independently held to celebrate technology and new media marketing achievements. Thanks to sponsoring from Atlanta’s Gigabark, Digital Atlanta was able to offer many sessions for free starting with Opening Keynote by Fizz CEO Ted Wright to kick off Digital Atlanta after Appnation comes to a close, creating the chance to bring the local tech community together for this amazing event. Atlanta has been working hard over the years to bring a stronger tech presence to the southeast, so the city’s involvement in APPNATION this year is really exciting. We’re proud to be part of the growing tech/startup scene here. We plan to be tweeting and blogging the event all week starting tomorrow morning with TBS’s Hack-a-Thon “Crank That App” at APPNATION.
Great Infographic of evolution of cell phones since the late ’70s until today. Exposure of the evolution of the industry and to society: the need and the amazing ability to communicate with a remote level handset to the Micro NetBooks, of our present.
As a bonus track: the “Making Of” of the Infographic counted and plotted by its author.