Published on February 19th, 2013 | by Greg0
Social Media Week 2013: Get Connected!
Social media is a growing part of our every day lives. And every business, large and small, is affected by the swift change in mass media. Conversations about brands and products, hiring practices and pay scales, financial updates and art openings… they’re not only online, but spread across networks like Twitter and Pinterest and Facebook and Reddit. We used to look to newspapers and magazines for book reviews, but now we primarily check the web- and it’s not just books, but teachers and plumbers and restaurants and even prospective romantic partners.
The real world still matters though. Whether social media drives your sales or simply drives you nuts, it’s important to attempt to understand, manage, or at least consider. This week is Social Media Week, with events held throughout the world, from Copenhagen to London to Tokyo and many places in between. We’ll be attending events beginning today in New York City, at the Global HQ, where we’re looking forward to three days of interesting conferences and panels and discussions.
We hope you’ll join us for some of the many events this week, whether parties or lectures! Here are some highlights from each venue:
For those not in one of the cities where official events are happening, there is still plenty to read, watch, and discuss online (and, of course, via pretty much every social media platform). But we strongly recommend that anyone in New York check out some of the events- Global HQ passes are still available at the door we hear, and are a great deal. For $140, it’s hard to imagine being able to see the co-founders of Reddit and Warby Parker, Esther Dyson, and the President of BuzzFeed anywhere else.