I went to the Social Web Meetup at NAIT Monday evening. They are typically on the first Monday of the month, and I think I’ve been to all of them so far.
The usual format is that there is a presenter who talks about the latest social media related project they’re up to, and then we have a group discussion about current social media topics.
iNews 880 – on top of social media
Brittney is definitely an avid Twitterer (Tweeter?), and is, apparently, one of the first Edmonton media people to be on Twitter. Many other Edmonton media personalities have jumped on Twitter recently and are still learning. Brittney (@britl on Twitter) seems to have mastered Twitter.
Dub5 – web-based calendar
Adam said the genesis of the calendar project came about when a friend realized he’d missed a friend’s wedding. It was the day after the wedding and he woke up thinking about buying a wedding gift, wondering when the wedding was. He realized his error once he found the invitation.
It looks like an interesting application. I haven’t signed up for it yet (going to). It will send out text messages to people associated with an event to remind them it’s happening.
Adam said all the big calendar applications like Google Calendar, Outlook and others are all in their space. He said calendars seem to be an afterthought of those companies and aren’t as well-developed as they could be; something Adam’s company intends to remedy.
Good attendance for Social Web Meetup
The weather is getting better here in Edmonton and I was worried not many would show up for the social media gathering, but we had 28 people show up for the Meetup. I suspect the summer turnout, if the meetings happen in July and August, may be low. That of course depends on how the weather is then. Let’s hope our “spring” is no indication of how our summer will be.
I was surprised just how good the attendance was at Brewster’s Pub afterwards. We’ve made a tradition of heading over to the Oliver Square location after the meeting and this time we had around 25 people show up for that.
It’s always a good discussion after the meeting and good for networking too. I know most of the people at the Social Web Meetup, but we usually have a few new people show up to each meeting.
The discussion after the presentations was quite good, as usual. One of the main topics was whether or not the media is sensationalizing coverage of the swine flu outbreak. There’s too much to cover here, but it was fun.
My Edmonton SEO company
For me it was a good opportunity to hand out a few of my new temporary business cards for my Edmonton SEO company, Page One SEO. I’m making it official with my new website.
I’m quite excited and it’s been a long time coming. I’m doing search engine optimization, copywriting and editing and Internet marketing consulting. Many of you are already aware that I have been doing search engine optimization independently since October 2008.
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