My main focus as an analyst is on online communities and social networks, if you’ve the same focus, I highly recommend you attend the Graphing Social Patterns conference, started by Dave McClure. The conferences runs deep into the developer discussions, as well as is blossoming with more and more business and marketing discussions. View my blog posts from previous events, including an interview with Dave. This upcoming east coast version will have at least a few discussions focused on white label social networks, in fact, I’ve been asked to moderate the panel. I’m really looking forward to this focus on these important vendors, as there hasn’t been any conferences that have done a sole focus on the discussion of corporate … Continue readingFocused on Social Networks? Attend Graphing Social Patterns
Buddy Dave McClure is running a Facebook conference, sadly, I won’t be able to attend, as I’ll be at training for the new role. Dave has a bunch of great speakers from Danny Sullivan, Charlene Li, Reid Hoffman, Tim O’Reilly, Susan Wu, Robert Scoble, and so many others. Graphing Social Patterns, a Conference on Facebook The conference will be held in San Jose, CA from October 7th-9th. Main conference sessions are Monday 10/8 and Tuesday 10/9; an optional pre-conference workshop is Sunday, 10/7.
Expect the Groundswell to continue, in which people connect to each other –rather than institutions. Consumer adoption of social networks is increasing a rapid pace, brands are adopting even during a recession, so expect the space to rapidly innovate to match this trend. Clients can access this report, but to summarize what we found, in the executive summary we state: Today’s social experience is disjointed because consumers have separate identities in each social network they visit. A simple set of technologies that enable a portable identity will soon empower consumers to bring their identities with them — transforming marketing, eCommerce, CRM, and advertising. IDs are just the beginning of this transformation, in which the Web will evolve step by step from separate … Continue readingThe Future of the Social Web: In Five Eras
In my previous post, I asked a question for the chance to win one of two tickets to the Graphing Social Conference in Virginia. I was getting so many responses (over 20 in 12 hours) that I had to put a cap on the contest. I carefully read each of the comments, and have found three comments that I find insightful, back up their assertion with reasoning, or are just plain interesting. Please congratulate these winners! Also, for reasons out of my control, I won’t be attending GSP this time, hope you live blog it. Question: Where you think the future of White Label Social networks is headed over the next 5 years, and why you back up that prediction? … Continue readingCarmen, John, and Ajay on the future of White Label Social Networks
(I’ve shifted back to blogging, as some folks were overwhelmed with my tweet updates, this makes more sense rather than a blow-by-blow tweet report) What is OpenSocial First, if you don’t know what OpenSocial is read this: Explaining OpenSocial to your Executives. Forrester will be publishing a report on OpenSocial in the near future (I interviewed David and Kevin Marks last night), I’m on point for that, stay tuned. “The cloud is about getting the computer out fo the way so that we can be more productive” -David Glazer, Google Web Strategy Summary You, a web decision maker are probally considering creating widgets to reach distributed communities. The opportunity to build an application once and let it run everywhere is … Continue readingOpenSocial, by Google’s David Glazer
I’m respecting your limited time by publishing this weekly summary, please send to your busy executives. I’ve created a new category called Digest where you can start to track and access these going forward. Quickly scan the succinct and categorized headlines, read summary for analysis, and click link to dive in for more. You can subscribe to this digest tag only, which filters only these posts tagged digest. Need to make decisions about your web strategy? I’m here to help: subscribe to my blog, sign up for emails (right nav), follow me on Twitter, or add me on Facebook (I’ll add you back for each). Web Strategy Summary After last week’s major announcement of MySpace’s hyper targeting, and Facebook’s Social … Continue readingWeekly Digest of the Social Networking Space: Nov 14, 2007
It’s about 3am and I got up to test the Facebook SocialAd and Facebook Pages system. Status of Test I’ll update this section as I have changes Nov 7: Created a Web Strategy Facebook page, ran $20 SocialAd requesting people write on my wall. Nov 8: Social Ads are working. A few people have arrived to the Facebook page from Social Ads, at least 4 people have voiced that from the wall writings. The stats on insight are still not populated (it says it takes 48 hours), 99 Fans now. Nov 9: The insight dashboard is not displaying any data, although there are a few people who left wall comments that they’ve come from newsfeed (socialads). Nov 11: The insight … Continue readingTesting Facebook Pages and $20 worth of SocialAds
I’m respecting your limited time by publishing this weekly summary. I’ve created a new tag called Digest where you can start to track and access these going forward. The hope? To make it easy for a web strategist to quickly scan the activity in the last week. I strive to make headlines on items categorized and succinct. Need to make decisions about your web strategy? I’m here to help: subscribe to my blog, sign up for emails (right nav), follow me on Twitter, or add me on Facebook (I’ll add you back for each). Thank you for the feedback and comments last week, (I asked if I should continue this series) In addition to comments, I received emails, and messages … Continue readingWeekly Digest of the Social Networking Space: Oct 10, 2007
I’m rewarding two readers with a complimentary VIP pass to the Internet Strategy Forum Summit conference on July 17th at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. If you’re passionate about making your corporate website the best it can be, and want to connect with others who are leading the charge at their companies, then you’ve already marked a place on your Calendar for the Internet Strategy Forum Summit in July 17th in Portland. Speakers include • Geoffrey Ramsey, Co-founder & CEO, eMarketer • Charlene Li, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (I can’t wait to meet her someday!) • Chris Shimojima, VP, Global Digital Commerce, Nike • David Placier, VP, Consumer Insights, Disney Online • Nancy Bhagat, VP of Sales … Continue readingGiveaway: Tickets to the Internet Strategy Forum Summit
There are two conferences that I recommend you attend if you read my blog, the topics and presentations are closely aligned to what I’m interested in, and I know both of the organizers –they give good conferences with high value. The first one is the Internet Strategy Forum Summit, July 17-18 in Portland, managed by my friend Steve Gehlen. He’s even offered a discount for readers of my blog (many web decision makers). Enter in WEBSTRAT as the discount code to get 10% off. I won’t be able to attend this year (I did last year) but Charlene Li will be one of the presenters. enjoy! Graphing Social Patterns by Dave McClure, is a successful conference on the topic of … Continue readingUpcoming Conferences to Attend: Where will you be?