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Social Networking: the Two Dirtiest Words in Gov 2.0 (a Sweets and Tweets event)

Debbie Weil

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

Social Networking: the Two Dirtiest Words in Gov 2.0 (a...

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Attn: CUPCAKE LOVERS! Join us for another edition of Sweets and Tweets, a private, after-hours event at the very cool Baked & Wired. Eat cupcakes, mingle with DC's digerati and hear Mark Drapeau, behaviour scientist turned Gov 2.0 guru, talk about social networking, the two dirtiest words in Gov 2.0.

Social networking on Facebook, Twitter, etc. is not about being social or frivolous or wasting time. Social networking is also about more than collaboration, the new buzz  term in Government 2.0-speak. Social networking can improve the process of government, according to Mark (aka @cheeky_geeky) who writes for O'Reilly Radar, Federal Computer Week, Mashable and many other publications.

Our sponsor is Neighborhood America, an enterprise software company that was doing cool things in the Gov 2.0 space before it was Gov 2.0. Neighborhood America develops enterprise social media solutions for public sector, non-profit and Fortune 1000 clients. Their software powers the content-rich AmEx OpenForum, one of my favorite small biz sites. Neighborhood America's CIO Jim Haughwout will be on hand to answer questions.

Sweets and Tweets features leading voices from DC's diverse technology community talking about the use of social media by the public and private sector, from the White House and federal agencies to local startups. The event series is produced and hosted by author (THE CORPORATE BLOGGING BOOK) and social media consultant Debbie Weil. Previous events featured GeniusRocket's Mark Walsh on crowdsourcing and HHS's Andrew P. Wilson, who runs Flu.gov.

Every attendee at this private event gets:

- FREE delicious cupcakes: Baked & Wired's cupcakes declared best in the nation by The Atlantic

- Plenty of time for in-depth Q&A with our speakers

- The chance to rub shoulders - and learn from - those working in DC's innovative and increasingly active social media and Gov 2.0 space.

This is a small, intimate event so don't wait to register if you are interested. Space is limited because of the size of the venue. Thanks also to our Bronze Sponsor, Ashburn, VA-based Power VPS, which provides cloud hosting services for startups, small businesses and enterprise.

Follow us on Twitter:

@cheeky_geeky Mark Drapeau

@jhaughwout Jim Haughwout

@Nbhd_america Neighborhood America

@bakedandwiredDC Baked & Wired

@debbieweil Debbie Weil

Use hashtags #SweetEvent and #gov20 to talk about our event. Thanks and hope to see you there!
- Debbie Weil

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We ask that you enter your site and/or blog, Twitter or LinkedIn page when you're signing up. We know you have a link to some kind of digital footprint - ! Makes it more fun, er social, to see who's attending.

Have questions about Social Networking: the Two Dirtiest Words in Gov 2.0 (a Sweets and Tweets event)? Contact Debbie Weil
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Baked and Wired
1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW
Washington, DC 20007

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (EST)


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