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We hear it all the time — but isn’t every week social media week? Social Media Week is much more than just a discussion on social media. We know you’re smart enough that you don’t need that. You get it. What SMW is though is a look at how and where humanity and technology converge….

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Deanna Zandt is an activist, consultant and author living in Brooklyn. Her book, “Share this! How You Will Change the World through Social Networking,” gives insight into how your voice can become an important part of the global conversation about things that truly matter. She’s also been a long-time advisor to SMW. A strong believer…

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At a Social Media Week party last year, I asked a very accomplished entrepreneur, “so, will I see you at SXSW?” He looked at me and smirked, “I don’t go there anymore because everybody is there.” I see what he means. It’s important for a conference to maintain the right balance of top people in…

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Each year, we partner with iconic institutions to bring you dedicated content for SMW NYC. 92Y is the city’s premiere nonprofit cultural and community center, and they’ve been all about social good since 1874! 92Y will be serving as our Society & Social Impact Hub, and we couldn’t think of a better home for those…

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What if games replaced books? What if higher education was replaced overall? We know education is important for personal development, but how much do we realize the impact of education on the creation of a just and more civilized society. These questions are becoming of increasing importance. The near future could bring us just that….

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When I was asked to share my top SMW NYC events, I must admit I got a bit excited. Coming from the non-profit background, I love the tools that SMW NYC provides to organizations seeking to create change and the discussions that evolve around making a positive impact. It’s interlaced in so much that we…

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This is a guest post from She’s the First volunteer Andrea Bartz.  Last February, the non-profit She’s the First (STF) had the opportunity to host an event for Social Media Week, in the official Social Good hub. STF, a social media-loving organization that funds girls’ educations in the developing world, started with all of the usual…

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