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A lot of baby boomers seem to trust that millennials know social media just because they’re millennials. I used to think this too — until I attended Social Media Week six months ago. A career change I went to school for journalism. I decided when I was just 12 years old that it’s what I…

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Yesterday, we helped get things moving towards SMW NYC with our partners, HuffPost Live. Covering how safeguarding free expression and an Open Internet is still a critical issue, they hosted a dynamic exchange on the current issues facing both our country and the global community, with leading thinkers, including: Jillian York of the Electronic Frontier…

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Luxury fashion brands face the challenge of maintaining a particularly delicate balance in the social space: sustaining an aura of exclusivity while simultaneously enhancing accessibility. Social media allows brands such as DKNY and Tory Burch to reach a wider audience of not only current consumers but also brand adorers and prospective purchasers — those who…

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According to The New York Times’ Bits column, Twitter has sent a message that will flutter in the timeline. The social media microblogger will censor content viewed as inflammatory by selective nations. A grey widget will pop up in the time feed, stating that, “This tweet from @username will be withheld in: Nation X.” Disruptive…

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Many of your fine social media-savvy folks are aware that the official floodgates for Social Media Week 2012 registration have opened. As a resident New Yorker, I’ll be hitting the pavement hard throughout the NYC boroughs, blitzing innumerable SMWNYC 2012 events for the second consecutive year. As a returning attendee, I figured it apropos to offer…

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Pundits have been ready to bury search engine optimization as a tool for data valuation in the web. One writer proclaims that conventional web crawlers will finally stand still. Social media networks, in his mind, now represent the referral source for content. On the other hand, this writer from State of Search says for internet scions to hold…

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As the year closes, the modern world will reflect on those notable moments that set the tempo of 2011.  The late Apple visionary Steve Jobs will surely gain more coverage.  New CEO Tim Cook has moved forward with strategic developments that are flying under the radar. One of them involves voice technology. Voice Command is…

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The e-commerce marketplace for men remains undefined. A swarm of websites has emerged, offering a multitude of collection pieces. Statistics have proven for years that men despise entering a store to purchase clothing. As a result, hubs such as Mr. Porter and Gilt Groupe flourish by providing esteemed labels at lower price points.  Gilt Groupe…

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I’d like to offer some point-counterpoint commentary on a topic matter that currently occupies a lot of my physical and mental energy consumption: how to optimally leverage your LinkedIn network to land, as I affectionately like to call a “full-time position with benefits.” A Job-Job. While I am currently enjoying my flexible schedule freelancing for…

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Meebo is hosting breakfast and lunch events in New York and San Francisco, so check out these exciting discussions on both the East and West Coasts while you get your grub on! What’s the event? The Social Web – Have We Arrived? Breakfast in New York and Lunch in San Francisco Where? NY: Business, Media…

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Social Media Week Media Partner Financial Times will host several events, dedicated to exploring financial news and social media, including the discussion of their premium online financial news and analysis service. Be sure to register so you don’t miss out on these exciting events! What’s the event? Paul Murphy of the Financial Times Presents FT…

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If you want to be a successful brand in the social media age, there are three words you must live by: transparency, openness, and honesty. More than ever, consumers are embracing social media to forge open dialogues with brands — even putting pressure on companies to demonstrate their corporate social responsibility across digital platforms. What’s…

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This post is part of a weekly series called “5 Questions With…” featuring Q&As with Social Media Week Global Advisory Board members. Ian Schafer is CEO and Founder of Deep Focus, a full-service interactive marketing agency, delivering pioneering and meaningful engagement in the digital space. Advertising Age named Ian a ‘Media Maven’ and he is…

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This post is part of a weekly series called “5 Questions With…” featuring Q&As with Social Media Week Global Advisory Board members. Steve Rosenbaum is CEO and Founder of Magnify.net, a video publishing platform that makes it easy to integrate user-generated video, video that you produce, or video that you discover into your website. Read…

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We are now less than two weeks away from Social Media Week February 2011–powered by global headline sponsor Nokia–and things are shaping up fantastically well. Two weeks ago, the global announcement was made that Social Media Week February 2011 was opening up registration to its nine cities worldwide and then last week we announced that…

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This post is part of a weekly series called “5 Questions With…” featuring Q&As with Social Media Week Global Advisory Board members and Event Partners. Sara Holoubek is CEO of Luminary Labs. Sara founded Luminary Labs as a response to an increased demand for her strategy consulting practice. Read her full bio here. Q: Tell…

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Social Media Week returns to New York this February 7-11, 2011 and organizers Crowdcentric are inviting individuals, organizations and brand partners to ‘Get Involved’ in the curation, planning and organization of the weeklong event. This is your call to action to Get Involved in New York’s Social Media Week! Social Media Week New York is produced…

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