Hub Spotlight: Google

Social Media Week New York begins next week and posts this week will include overviews of each of the five Content Hubs, which is where much of the programming is taking place.

We are incredibly excited to be partnering up with Google, host to the Science and Technology Hub.  The company continues to remain on the cutting edge of technology rolling out concepts like Google Ideas, a hybrid think tank based in New York, developing policy and solutions based not only on traditional research and analysis, a pragmatic approach to resolving complex, international issues.  Events at Google throughout the week will cover how social media is revolutionizing and complicating human interaction.

What would happen if you couldn’t be single until you changed your relationship status on Facebook? Our cure for the Monday blues is this hilarious session hosted by SpaientNitro, and hear what the experts say would happen if we could only communicate with the same methods used through social media.

Then join Wired Google for the next panel,  on the developing situation in Egypt.  that will cover how citizens are using Web 2.0 technologies to assemble and protest their regimes.

Then you can attend an awesome tech panel hosted by DOTGO, featuring technologies integrating text messages into websites, mobile and other software.

Tuesday takes you to an exciting conversation on the power of crowds, hosted by the UN Global Pulse.  Find out how incredibly diverse groups are, and the influence they have from a grassroots level to international.

Want to know what all those Facebook and Twitter updates are doing to your brain? A Social Media Scientist might be able to tell you at our next event, hosted by Opera Solutions.

Our final event looks at the power of leveraging social media analytics, and how mass collaboration is launching scientific discoveries forward at unprecedented speed.

Come to Google on Friday, and witness a provocative discussion led by Douglas RushkoffErick Schonfeld and Josh Harris.  They’re sure to having a heated talk on how connected we really are to each other through technology, and fodder we’re providing to advertisers with our online content.

Our final event covers how current and emerging technologies are impacting governmental response to a crisis.  Mobile and internet access are redefining global response time and attempting to resolve them at a granular level.

Isabella de Medici, author of polichic.com, is a contributor to the NY Social Media Week blog.