• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Social distancing? Try a better way to work remotely on your online files. Dokkio, a new product from PBworks, can help your team find, organize, and collaborate on your Drive, Gmail, Dropbox, Box, and Slack files. Sign up for free.

View
 

BostonDecember07

Page history last edited by PBworks 11 years, 6 months ago

 

Back to the Main Boston Wiki

 

 

 

 

The Future of Social Media

 

Social Media Club Boston

 

Thursday, December 6th

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Boston Ballroom, Colonnade Hotel

FREE!

 

(Immediately Following Farewell Reception for 2nd Annual SNCR Research Symposium & Awards Gala)

 

Will the social media bubble burst? Join us for an open discussion on the future of social media on the evening of December 6th.

 

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT BY EDITING THIS WIKI PAGE. THE PASSWORD IS 'media'

PLEASE ENTER YOUR NAME AND ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATION BELOW (FEEL FREE TO ADD A LINK TOO). SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO ADD YOUR NAME. THANK YOU!

 

Thursday's event will have a slightly different format than past events. We want to encourage folks to bring and share opinions about the future of social media. More importantly, the opinions don't have to be your own! We want a lively discussion around a number of different topics. To that end, here's the process for the event:

 

  1. STEP 1 (BEFORE OR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE EVENT): Think of a topic of interest to you (e.g., video, bacn, blogs, Twitter, open software, SEO, PR, -fuzzies- furries, social networking, advertising, etc.)
  2. STEP 2 (BEFORE OR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE EVENT): Think up your own OR find an existing opinion about that topic (e.g., "Talking head videos are unnecessary and should just be podcasts"--thanks @Vaspers). You don't have to agree with it--in fact you can vehemently disagree with it! In fact, the more controversial the statement, the better--but all opinions should be able to be backed somehow. Unfounded or completely uncontroversial opinions are discouraged, as debate will end or turn into flame wars quickly.
  3. STEP 3 (BEFORE OR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE EVENT): If you have the opportunity, share that opinion below in the section called CLAIMS by editing this wiki page (click on the 'Edit' button above or below, and use 'media' (without the quotes) for the password). See the example below.
  4. STEP 4 (AT THE BEGINNING OF THE EVENT): To kick things off on Thursday, we'll ask for three volunteer moderators, who will help maintain order and tally the results of the debates. Then, we'll solicit for any last-minute topics and opinions. We will then vote for which opinions we want to discuss, and which we want to table. Eight opinions ("claims") will be sought for further discussion at this event. Attendees will write each of the eight claims down on the note sheet to be provided. They will also write whether they agree or disagree with the claim at first.
  5. STEP 5 (DURING THE EVENT): Then, we'll debate each of the eight claims. Each claim will be given a maximum of 10 minutes of discussion time. Attendees are welcome to take notes about each claim. At the end of the discussion around each claim, you will be asked to write down whether you still agree or disagree with the claim. We will take a break after the first and last four debates. Moderators will do their best to keep some semblance of order.
  6. STEP 6 (AT THE END OF THE DEBATES): At the end of the debates, after the second break, we will reconvene and tally the results. Attendees will be asked to share their opening and closing positions on each claim. Moderators will tally the findings and identify the following claims:
    1. The most popular claim--the claim that most people agreed with at the end of the debate.
    2. The least popular claim--the claim that most people disagreed with at the end of the debate.
    3. The most convincing argument for or against a claim--the claim with the largest number of flip-flopped (before and after) opinions.
  7. STEP 7 (AT THE END OF THE EVENT): Then we'll go right into one of three break-out sessions--one for each of the three claims identified above.
  8. STEP 8 (AT THE END OF THE EVENING): Finally, those folks thirsty for more debate can retire to a nearby bar for more discussion.

 

We hope you'll find this format different, but still engaging! The SMC Boston leadership team will be taking notes for topics for next year!

 

See you there! Please add your suggested claims below. We'll vote on the most popular ones for debate at the event:

 


 

 

CLAIMS

  • (Please add claims using the same format as below)
  • "Talking head videos are unnecessary and should just be podcasts."
  • "del.icio.us links and Twitter posts are appropriate for reposting in a blog and its RSS feed."
  • "The focus on personal branding has resulted in the cult of personality and egomaniacal tendencies - me too, me first, just plain ME (to the peril of putting the client first)."
  • "Bloggers do not add value."
  • "The rise of the challenges of change management will create a systemic shift away from big business. This along with shifts in labor distribution will resulting in smaller markets for Marketing and PR professionals"
  • No matter how many people come to your website, it's not a community unless they are talking to each other.
  • Why build another social network? Just work your group into a network that's already out there, like Facebook
  • "If you build it they will come". How do we prevent Web 2.0 social networks and blogs from being ghost towns where nobody goes?

 


 

 

Thanks very much to the Society for New Communications Research for again donating the venue for a Social Media Club Boston event!

 

 

 

 

WANT TO ATTEND THIS FREE SOCIAL MEDIA CLUB BOSTON EVENT? CLICK ON THE 'EDIT' BUTTON BELOW, AND USE THE PASSWORD 'media' (WITHOUT THE QUOTES). (FEEL FREE TO ADD A LINK TOO.) NEVER EDITED A WIKI BEFORE? JUST COPY AND PASTE A PREVIOUS LINE AND CHANGE THE INFORMATION AND THE LINK.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

casino espanol

 

 

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.