What I learned about social media from Baratunde Thurston and The Onion

Last week, I attended a talk with Baratunde Thurston, Digital Director at The Onion (@TheOnion), as part of The Year of Social Media (@UIUCsocialmedia) event series at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. The talk, Foursquare Rallies, Voter Protection, Open Joke Book and Other Awesome Things To Do With Social Media, was witty, fun, and full… Continue reading

BMA Presents Mobile Marketing

Yesterday morning I rose bright and early to attend the New York Chapter of the Business Marketing Association’s panel discussion “The Mobile Dream: The B-to-B Advantage” . The panel was comprised of: Ben Edwards, VP, Digital Strategy & Development, IBM Noah Elkin, Senior Analyst, eMarketer James Gross, Vice President, Federated Media Marc-Henri Magdelenat, Director, Microsoft… Continue reading

Gotham Media Ventures Breakfast on Gaming

Yesterday’s Gotham Media Ventures breakfast on the future of gaming was expertly moderated by former Activision exec and current President of E-Line Ventures Alan Gershenfeld. It was the type of event you don’t mind rolling out of bed an hour early for — great panelists, smart attendees, and frank conversation. And it was free! I… Continue reading

Girls in Tech NYC “Relaunch” Launch Party

I met the brilliant Amy Cham at a Webgrrls networking event last week. By day, she’s a Technology & Marketing Convergence Manager at Tree House Agency, the Drupal powerhouses behind big, blog-heavy websites like the new FastCompany.com. By night, Amy is the new Managing Director of the New York City chapter of Girls in Tech…. Continue reading

Guest Blog: Katie on Slashdot’s Web 2.0 Luncheon at the W Hotel

Last Wednesday afternoon Yasmin and I were invited to a luncheon hosted by Slashdot founders Rob Malda and Jeff Bates who started Slashdot as undergraduates in 1997 and have built it up to formidable social networking site for IT folks that boasts thousands of users and contributors every day. Although I have to admit I… Continue reading

Web 2.0 Expo Finally Comes to NYC!

Get pumped! O’Reilly is finally bringing the Web 2.0 Expo to New York City, September 16-19. Reasons you should attend: 1. O’Reilly coined the phrase “Web 2.0.” They get it. 2. If you use the code webny08emp157 , you’ll get $100 off your registration. You can also use that code to score a free exhibit… Continue reading