Incorporating social media into events, conferences, and entertainment is the latest hot topic. In response to Lindy Dreyer of Social Fish talking about what bloggers want at a conference at Engage365 a new community. She says she and other bloggers want:
1. Free WIFI that actually works
2. Strong AT&T data network coverage
3. Plenty of outlets
4. Tags and
5. Access to photos/videos you create
6. Access to speakers
7. Access to each other
8. Boundaries specified
I recently attended the Social Media and PR Summit at University of Whitewater. WIFI was available with some initial trouble logging on – I decided ultimately to use my Broadband card.
They didn’t have enough outlets. I had to sit on the far edge of the room and not leave because of outlets and I wanted to tweet the conference. I did leave once to see a presentation upstairs, but ran out of battery near the end.
They should have seen this list by Social Fish before that time and prepared better. Also there should be a blog room provided as there has historically been press and media rooms for writers to get away and “do their thing.” A screen was posted for live tweets but it was at the front of the room and not really accessible if you didn’t have a plug or binoculars.
A pretty interesting list of 25 social media blogs that Freelance Folder recommends reading. Some keep you current on new trends and others give you advice on how to leverage social media to your advantage.
Your selection was excellent and I appreciate your brief intro since it allowed me to quickly go to some of these sites and add them to my blog role. I picked some new I started to follow.
1. Social Media Explorer – one I added
2. Dosh Dosh – I added this one as I found it pretty interesting.
3. Conversation Agent
4. All Facebook – good place to collect updates on Facebook tips and updates
5. SmartBrief On SocialMedia – added this because of its social media news aggregation
7. Dan Zarrella – added along with deciding to buy his new book which is available in an audio version
8. Twitip – added this one to round out some Twitter info
In response to a review of PeopleBrowser by Louis Gray on his blog.
Your description makes me wonder if this tool, like so many others, is a following tool that does not let you actively pursue relationships. Social Relationship Management is really the direction that I would like to see as this type of tool develops.
While CRM is internal to the organization SRM manages the social relationships outside the organization. I like what CRM helps me do in building business relationships, tracking my conversations, notes, current and future business potential. I like that several people across my organization could share this data so we were all on the same page.
On the social side of business I don’t want to just follow people and only catch them from time to time. I want to set up goals about my relationships with people and business I wish to pursue. I want to track how the relationship is developing. Have I interacted with them on many levels and many sites? When was the last time I offered some value to this contact?
What I really want is to engage a very select few at very targeted times, while the rest that I am following continue within my social ecosystem. I don’t think even PeopleBrowser does this.