Tuesday was the day that we really dived into the amazing content of Social Media Week in all 8 of our cities. The Social Traveler continued his bike journey from Hamburg to Copenhagen, along with 8 fellow adventurers, all riding to raise money for some of the projects he has encountered along his travels. New…

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Though our friends in Lagos got Social Media Week started with an epic beach party Sunday night, Monday was the official first day of SMW around the world. Each city hosted events to help start things on the right foot and help connect attendees to one another offline.   Bangalore opened with opening remarks from…

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Over the past few years, politics has been an important part of the SMW conversation. Featuring speakers from embassies around the globe, mayors, and advisors, like Alec Ross and Susan Crawford, we know government is shifting. But how will social media impact the political processes of the future? Join us for these events in Lagos,…

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There is a new poll in town taking political analysis to another level. Politicians looking to measure popularity now have TrendPo, a D.C.-based technology company headquartered in San Francisco that has bolstered social media monitoring. Founded in 2012, TrendPo created a complex algorithm that factors in online public sentiment, Facebook likes, and Twitter mentions along with traditional news to…

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We’re 5 days from SMW13 kicking off. For all you procrastinators, you’re still in luck. There are some prime SMW13 events that are still open, allowing you to sneak on into the week. To help you out, here are some of our favorites. The final in our series, see what I recommend this week. (Of…

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It’s a new year. We make commitments to learn more and grow; to connect with others more and make an impact. And SMW13 is a great way to meet some of those resolutions. With only 6 weeks to go, we want to see you take part- be it gaining inspiration from some of our favorite…

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After more than four decades of brutal conflict, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011—becoming the world’s newest country. It faces a long road ahead as it continues to battle poverty, illiteracy and a weak infrastructure. Investing in social media might sound like a luxury in such a context, yet information-sharing and…

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This guest post is from Ashley Tumson. If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a politician’s email newsletters, you’ll know that they (or their fundraisers) tend to bombard inboxes near the end of the quarter, attempting to squeeze out more contributions before campaign deadlines.  But this begs the question – does this sort…

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by Daniel Teweles This June 6-7, there’s going to be only one place to be if you’re interested in how technology is changing politics, governance and society– the eighth annual PdF conference in New York City. PdF is the world’s leading conference exploring and analyzing technology’s impact on politics and government. This year’s theme is…

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