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Month: October, 2006

The Evolution of Social Media Press Release Distribution and Technorati Tags

As the future of Social Media Press Releases takes shape, it will take a community effort to keep it on track as well as encouraging mass adoption. As part of the Social Media Club along with Chris Heuer and many others, I’m surrounded by industry visionaries who are pushing the movement forward, while also broadening the overall industry opportunity for Social Media in online public relations. We’ve also recently formed a Working Group to help establish an industry standard for…

October 2006 Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup

While Alison McNeill attended the Birthday Bash, I co-hosted the Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup with Keith Vu, while Vincent Lauria was traveling to NY. Keith Vu Exciting indeed as it was definitely one of the largest events to date. There were some familiar faces and it was great to see new attendees as well. At over 600 current members, the monthly event is showing only signs of tremendous growth – which may require a new, bigger venue soon. Brian… Birthday Bash!

Written by Alison McNeill Photo Credit: Scott Beale / Laughing Squid . Last night I attended the birthday bash at the monstrous Yahoo headquarters, and yes, it was quite delicious! This was very different from previous events I have gone to in that it was bigger, more relaxed and there was tons of delicious food! Sorry, I’ll try to use a different adjective for the rest of the article. Joshua Schachter, Photo Credit: Jeremiah Owyang My colleague and I,…

TechCrunch 8: Party In New York

Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch is gearing up to accounce TechCrunch 8 in New York. TechCrunch 7 was indeed the party of the summer, so those in NY are in for a blast. We covered it here and here. Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk If you’re planning on attending the event, please let me know if you’d like to contribute a guest blog post here . Tags; techcrunch, michael+arrington, web2.0, web+2.0

Business Week Lays Off 15 Reporters Due to Market Conditions

Online media, citizen media, and traditional print publications are competing at unprecedented levels, which are forcing many publishers to tighten their belts as a way of gunning for survival. Any tighter and they may suffocate themselves. BusinessWeek just cut 15 reporters from staff, including good friend, Larry Armstrong. The publication is citing difficulties in the market. It’s true that publications are laying off staff and it isn’t new. However, it’s always interesting to see who they target in their rounds….

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