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Archive for October, 2009

SoCon10 Social Media Conference Registration Open

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

SoCon10, our annual social media, social networking unconference scheduled for January 29-30, 2010, is now open for registration. Our conference space maximum at Kennesaw State University is 300 participants and last year we hit that number and had to shut down registrations early. Don’t miss out, register now.

Here are some details or go here [...]

FTC Wants Your Input on Journalism Sustainability

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is planning a Public Workshop/Roundtable on December 1-2, 2009 entitled: From Town Crier to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? Your comments are invited.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman John Liebowitz says by “…bringing together stakeholders — bloggers, journalists, economists, university faculty — who have thought about this issue, [...]

Gourmet Succumbs to Bean Counter Diet

Monday, October 5th, 2009

After the announcement that the bean counters would no longer publish Gourmet Magazine, my wife sent me an email with the subject line:
End of the world as we know it
And the text:
Just saw that Gourmet is ceasing publication, a victim of the times. Sigh.
Thirty years of her loyalty ends with this brush [...]

Time to Get ‘Connected’ with Social Networking Research

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Ever since I started talking about the network weaver concept, the idea of social networks has intrigued me. It is time now for me to dive deep into the pool. So far I have had my foot in the water with the likes of the Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell and his concept of [...]

Knight Releases Community, Information, Democracy Report

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy releases its report today in Washington DC, setting a vision for healthy, informed, democratic communities.
The Commission report has 15 policy measures “to help Americans meet their local information needs.” They include:
Recommendation 1: Direct media policy toward innovation,competition, and support for business models [...]