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To preface, this post is a rant designed for personal cathartic venting, all but compulsory at this point, after viewing the underwhelming Black in America – Silicon Valley on CNN, a one-hour documentary series hosted by Soledad O’brien. The premise of the documentary is quite interesting. It is based on eight black tech entrepreneurs, chosen…

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When we announced our partnership with CNN iReport, we were excited to see the responses. And the past two weeks, we’ve been able to hear from you and others about the impact of social media in your life- both within the context of Social Media Week and outside of it. Ranging from ordering pizza through…

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#SMW11 kicks off in Glasgow with the CNN/Nokia conversation on the role of social media in breaking news Social Media Week Director Ben Scheim is roadtripping this week during SMW 19-23 Sept 2011, doing a European tour of SMWs in Glasgow, Berlin and Milan. Follow his travels on this blog and via his twitter @slangeditorial. As…

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In today’s world, social media has enabled us to consume news as quickly as it is happening. With our ever increasing use of social media, our understanding of the world has changed. We’re now more aware of situations across the globe, witnessing history changing, connecting with others as they endure tragedies, and able to take…

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As part of Social Media Week’s new partnership with CNN iReport and the co-branded iReport assignment they’ve created together at cnnireport.com/smw, CNN has provided the following overview for the Social Media Week community to guide them on how they can participate in this exciting initiative. CNN iReport is an invitation. We want everyone to have…

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We’re very excited to announce a new partnership with CNN iReport to cover the Social Media Week September events. Together, we have created a joint co-branded assignment that allows citizen journalists around the world to create and share stories regarding how social media is impacting people’s lives. Through the assignment, iReporters will be able to…

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