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Social Media Club - Silicon Valley
Thursday, August 23, 2007 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
The Silicon Valley Social Media Club
Social News Smarts, Part 2
Social News Aggregators offer individuals more than a chance to consume news, they also offer an opportunity to participate, weigh in on it, contribute to it and interact around it. But each site differs and the communities that form around social news sites are unique.What sparks the growth of an online community around news and current affairs content?
How are online community and user expectations changing? How do site creators and editors maintain a balance between their original vision, and responsiveness to their online community? What can mainstream media learn from users of social news sites?
Join the Silicon Valley Social Media Club for an evening of lively and entertaining conversation about the evolution and growing influence of social news sites.
Karen Brophy, Yahoo! News
Amy Dalton, Topix.com
Steve Huffman, Reddit.com
Jay Adelson, Digg.com
Dan Gillmor, Center For Citizen Media
w/ additional comments from
Drew Curtis, Fark.com
* Source: Hitwise Media Traffic Study, May 2007.
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Social Media Club Portland
Social Media Club hosts conversations that explore key issues facing our society as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other. The Club's primary mission is to promote media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices. We are active across the U.S. and Canada and expanding globally.