Archive for October, 2006

New Topic Idea for Web2point2

Since Chris Heuer, host and event organizer of 2point2, has requested that participants write blog posts to facilitate topics for the board to consider as topics for the Main Talks or the “How To” sessions, I thought I’d keep the ideas flowing.

Web 2point2 – The Point is Still People

O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 conference will be in town and it will completely fly over the heads of those who are truly behind the new web and the real source behind the percolating enthusiasm in the Valley.

Chris Heuer saw the opportunity to create an annual event specifically for those people who are already looking beyond “web 2.0.” Based on last year’s successful Web 2.1 “un conference,” this year’s Web 2.2 event will be held on November 9th and 10th in San Francisco at 1 Market Street in San Francisco.

This Monday, 1 Afternoon, 2 Understand Social Media

Just a reminder that on Monday, 10/23, the Social Media Club is hosting its latest event, “From Social Media to Corporate Media.” I believe it’s almost sold out, so register asap. If you enter the code ‘IGETIT’ you’ll receive $50 off the ticket price.

SM2CM will offer an interactive workshop for high tech communications professionals. It will be held in SAPs lavish conference center in Palo Alto from 1 to 6 p.m.

San Jose Mercury News to Lay off 101 Workers

Hat tip over to Nick Douglas atValleyWag. Not that I want to start reporting about every media outlet that lays off reporters…but I do want to highlight the inevitable reality and need for publishers to redefine their business models immediately.

There have been many flags along the way, with the most recent being the break-away of Silicon Beat’s Matt Marshall to startVentureBeat andMike Langberg’s decisionto leave journalism (after 18 years at the Merc) to join The TDA Group, a marketing communications agency in Los Altos.

This Thursday, WebGuild’s Annual Conference – Web 2.0, The New Web

I’m going through my calendar of upcoming events, and it looks like I’ll have time to make it to the WebGuild 2006 Annual Conference: Web 2.0 – The New Web.

Since I am not invited to O’Reily’s Web 2.0 conference (like the rest of us), I’ve decided to attend the WebGuild event, especially since much of the content and speaker line-up is similar – not to mention the vast contrast in price, $239 compared to roughly $3,200.

From Social Media to Corporate Media, An interactive workshop for high tech communications professionals

Our news release regarding “From Social Media to Corporate Media” crossed PR Newswire this morning. The event is around the corner, so we hope to see you there!

Here’s the release:

PALO ALTO, CALIF. 10/17/06 – Social Media Club today announced its first workshop for high tech communications professionals. On October 23rd, From Social Media to Corporate Media (SM2CM), will offer an interactive workshop for high tech communications, PR, and advertising professionals to better understand Social Media. SM2CM will be held in SAPs conference center in Palo Alto from 1 to 6 p.m.

Office2.0 version 1.5, Additional Insight from Day One

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The other day, I was reading Read/Write Web before heading up to Office 2.0 and Richard McManus posted some great questions to stimulate dialogue and create a forum for truly interesting market and technology analysis.

Does Office 2.0 represent a revolution, a paradigm shift? Or just incremental improvement on Microsoft Office?

What Office 2.0 apps and services best represent the paradigm shift of Office 2.0 to you?

Do you agree that Google’s web-based office apps are more evolutionary than revolutionary?

October 2006 STIRR 1.7 Founder’s Mixer


I recently had the opportunity to sit down for lunch with Sanford Barr and Dan Arkind. I’ve also held a few conversations with Joanne Wan and Sean Ness to discuss STIRR. Their vision for STIRR is united as they bring together the people driving the new tech economy forward. STIRR is by far the industry’s biggest, concentrated, most powerful, must-attend tech mixer out there, and it is only continuing to grow. Why? Because they control the attendee registration – invitees, qualified referrals, all business leaders in their own right.

Office2.0 version 1.0

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Aside from Google stealing thunder with its announcement of Google docs and spreadsheets, sessions starting at 8 a.m., and the wireless bandwidth, or lack thereof, at the Office 2.0 conference, there were some pretty exciting demonstrations and discussions. Plus, I got to sit next to Steve Gilmor and Vic Podaster for most of the show, and it was pretty cool to have them ask me which companies I preferred.

Demonstration pods adorned the hallways outside of the ballroom. For a list of participants, click here.

Office 2.0 Winners Announced

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Thanks to Zoli Erdos for reporting the award-winners from Office 2.0.

Best Office 2.0 Suite: Joyent

Best of Show: EchoSign

Best Demo:
#1 Vyew
#2 Wufoo
#3 Koral

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Wufoo

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Koral

Congratulations to all of the winners. Just for the record, I also voted for SiteKreator, FreshBooks, and System One. Steve Gilmor and I talked about the favorites, and I think we’re both in agreement that our other choices didn’t make it to the top, but, that shouldn’t take away from the winners and the valuable apps they highlighted atOffice2.0.

ABOUT ME

Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.

His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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